A broad range of options
We provide flexible learning opportunities to a diverse and unique cohort of students in schools wanting to study an additional subject across Years 7 – 12. VSV offers one of the largest ranges of subjects of any school in Victoria. All of our subjects have been developed and are taught in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements, with ample opportunities for extension and challenge where necessary.
Requirements for enrolment
1. Enrolment at a Victorian School
Enrolment at VSV is subject to Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines and is only available to students enrolled at a Victorian government or non-government school. Students must be between the minimum age of 4 years and 9 months and under the age of 21 years as of 1 January 2023 to enrol at VSV
2. Principal’s approval
The principal of the student’s home school must approve an application to study at VSV. For non-government schools any unpaid/overdue fees will be the final responsibility of the school to cover. Principals are required to read and sign the VSV Terms and Conditions for all school-based enrolments.
3. Nominated School Supervisor
It is a requirement for a member of staff at the student’s home school to be nominated as their School Supervisor. The School Supervisor has a range of important responsibilities outlined in detail in the Students in Schools Enrolment Handbook.
4. Maximum subject enrolments
Year 7 – 10 school-based students can study a maximum of one subject/unit with VSV each semester. Year 11 and 12 school-based students can study a maximum of two subjects with VSV each semester.
Requirements for all subjects
All students enrolling at VSV must have regular and reliable access to a computer/device and the internet. Students will need to login to the school’s online portal to communicate and submit work online regularly. They are expected to participate in multiple areas of the online courses. This includes online lessons, forums and interactive activities. All student reports are only available online.
View the full list of minimum technical specifications and any textbooks/resources that need to be purchased.
The subject information pages on the VSV website have more information about the technological and other requirements for individual subjects. Please read these pages carefully before selecting subjects.
Does VSV charge enrolment fees for school-based students?
There are no enrolment costs at VSV for government school students.
Fees apply to international students. Please contact VSV for further information.
Any state or federal government funding received by non-government schools is not affected if a student enrols in subjects at VSV.
The total upfront costs for non-government schools from which students enrol in VSV is $810 per subject ($405 per Unit).
Notice to the School Community – New Enrolment Period Changes – 2023
The Minister of Education, the Hon Natalie Hutchins MP approved a change to the enrolment periods at Virtual School Victoria (VSV) in early October 2022. The new enrolment arrangements create two distinct enrolment periods for students in Foundation to Year 12 and the closing dates for enrolments will be brought forward by approx. three weeks. This change to the enrolment periods will come in effect on Monday, 24th April 2023 for full implementation on Monday, 22nd April 2024. VSV will allow a student to enrol outside of the two enrolment periods based on ‘exceptional circumstances’ where a student is able to provide a strong justification or rationale as to why they did not enrol in the previous enrolment period and/or why they cannot wait until the upcoming enrolment period.
Year 7 – 10 Enrolments
For students enrolling in Years 7 – 10, enrolments are open from Monday 10 October 2022 until Friday 2 June 2023. Students intending to start the school year at VSV are encouraged to submit their enrolment application as early as possible to enable them to commence at the start of Term 1.
2023 Students in Schools Application Form
Year 11 – 12 Enrolments
For Year 11 and 12 students, enrolment applications are open for the following periods:
Enrolments open: Monday 10 October 2022
Semester starts: Monday 30 January 2023
Enrolments deadline: Thursday 1 December 2022
Late enrolments will not be accepted after: Friday 3 February 2023
Year 11 subject enrolments only:
Enrolments open: Monday 24 April 2023
Semester starts: Monday 12 June 2023
Enrolments close: Friday 19 May 2023
Apply now via the Online Enrolment System
If you are enrolling multiple students please ensure you generate a secure link for each application.
If you have trouble accessing the above enrolment form please download the application here:
2023 Students in Schools Application Form
Who to contact
If you have questions or concerns about the enrolment process, please contact the VSV Enrolment Office. They are available between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday during the school terms. This is a confidential service available to all prospective students and parents:
Phone: 03 8480 0000
Free call: 1800 133 511
Fax Number: (03) 9416 8487
Email: [email protected]
VSV operates on the same term dates as all other Victorian Government Schools
The dates for 2023 are:
Term 1: 30 January to 6 April
Term 2: 24 April to 23 June
Term 3: 10 July to 15 September
Term 4: 2 October to 20 December
The school year has two semesters. For F-10 students, Semester 1 includes Term 1 and Term 2. Semester 2 includes Term 3 and Term 4.
For 11-12 students, Semester 1 starts on Monday 31 January.
*Semester 2 starts on Monday 6 June, three weeks before the end of Term 2.
Certain subjects require a pre-enrolment form to be completed. These are marked by a small 2 on the subject selection form (Years 11 and 12 only). Pre-enrolment forms can be found on the relevant subject information page.
A form is also required for students wishing to enrol in a language with the Victorian School of Languages.