1. Confirm enrolment
All students must apply to enrol with VSV each year, even if they have previously been enrolled. In order to enrol directly with us, students must meet our enrolment eligibility criteria. Learn about VSV’s eligibility criteria.
Read more information about enrolment or download the enrolment application forms.
All students need an email address they enrol. There are a variety of free email services available. For example, you can set up a Gmail account.
Once your enrolment is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email which includes the contact details for your VSV Learning Advisor. It will also include your five-digit student ID number and a once-off password for you to access VSV Online.
2. Purchase required textbooks and learning materials
Our teachers at VSV develop materials. However, certain subjects require textbooks and additional resources. These can be bought from our recommended resource supplier, Campion Education. View our book/resource lists for details on what you need and instructions on how to place an order.
If your textbook or resource does not arrive in time, contact Campion Education to see how long the order will take. Then contact your subject teacher to inform them of the delay. Your teacher will be able to help you get started in the meantime.
All students at VSV require regular and reliable access to the internet. Most desktops or laptops are compatible with VSV Online and our online classrooms. Please keep in mind that for some subjects, an iPhone or iPad-like device (including Android tablets) will not be sufficient to meet the needs of the study. Read the full list of minimum technical specifications.
3. Set up a learning environment
It is essential that you have a space to study without disruptions. This includes:
- a suitable study desk, which is located in a quiet area (preferably outside of the bedroom), free of distractions, with plenty of natural light
- a computer with internet access
- orderly space for VSV study materials and text books
- a safe place to store all completed work (hard copy or electronic). Copies of all work should be made before submission, regardless of whether work is being submitted in hard copy or electronically
- a copy of your weekly timetable to ensure that both you and your parent/carer are aware of time allocations and work submission dates.
4. Contact your Learning Advisor
All students enrolled directly at VSV will have a VSV teacher allocated as their Learning Advisor. For primary students, this will be their Class Teacher. The Learning Advisor is the main point of contact between you and VSV. They will contact you regularly to get to know you and to provide support and encouragement throughout the year. Once enrolled, you will be contacted by your Learning Advisor who will help you get started with your online orientation and assessment program.
School-based students generally do not have a Learning Advisor, as it is expected that similar support will come from their supervisor provided by their home school.
5. Complete your VSV Orientation Program
At the beginning of each year, students are required to complete an online orientation program. There are three different orientation programs:
- Year F – 2 students will complete an Introductory Module
- Year 3 – 10 students will complete the Launch Pad Program
- Year 11 – 12 students will complete the Year 11 – 12 Orientation Program.
As part of these programs, you will set up a structured weekly school timetable, devoting time each day to complete the required tasks in all subjects. Creating a study timetable provides the opportunity to set realistic and productive learning routines and study goals.
Students in Years F – 10 participate in a variety of assessment activities in their orientation program in order to accurately identify their learning needs and develop an appropriate learning program. Subjects may be modified to accommodate your individual learning needs. Your Learning Advisor will work with you to develop your learning program.
6. Get involved with the VSV community
At VSV we understand how important student interaction and involvement is. We provide a range of co-curricular opportunities for students of all ages to interact and get involved with the school community. Activities include camps, excursions, social events, online student clubs and our Student Voice and Leadership Team.
One of the best ways of finding out about upcoming events at VSV is to read our regular e-newsletter. All students, parents and carers are automatically subscribed to this e-newsletter. You can also register a different email address.