VCE and IB Learning Pathways

VCE and IB Learning Pathways

Breadth and choice in Year 11 and 12

We enjoy the largest VCE, VCE VET, and IB subject choice of any girls’ school in Victoria. MLC is an exciting and rewarding place for our students to learn and prepare for the future.

In Years 11 and 12, students reach the fulfilment of their Secondary Schooling. At MLC, every passion and interest catered for across our extensive subject offerings and pathways.

Senior School students may graduate with an academically focused Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), an industry-specific skill set through Vocational Education and Training (VCE VET), or an interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) that develops their sense of global citizenship.

Throughout these two important, challenging and memorable years, our students receive extensive career counselling and wellbeing support, ensuring they feel confident in their abilities, their decisions, and in the opportunities that lie ahead.

VCE Subjects

Our diverse VCE program is tailored to meet the needs and interests of each student, with a wide range of subject choices available. Students may undertake just VCE subjects, study VCE subjects in combination with VCE VET subjects, include a single IB subject in their Year 11 VCE program, or study VCE with a language through the Victorian School of Languages Distance Education. VCE is recognised by Australian tertiary institutions and major universities.

  • Art Creative Practice
  • Art Making and Exhibiting: Fine Arts
  • Art Making and Exhibiting: Photography
  • Media
  • Product Design Technology: Fashion
  • Visual Communication Design

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • VET Business
  • Digital Technology
  • Applied Computing

  • English
  • English as an Additional Language
  • English Language
  • Literature
  • Bridging EAL

  • Food Studies
  • Health and Human Development
  • VET Hospitality

  • Geography
  • Global Politics
  • History
  • Philosophy

  • Chinese First Language
  • Chinese Second Language
  • Chinese Second Language Advanced
  • French
  • Japanese Second Language
  • Spanish
  • VET Certificate III Applied Language (Chinese)

  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics

  • Drama
  • Music Performance
  • VET Music

  • Physical Education
  • VET Sport and Recreation

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology

VCE VET Pathways

Students with an industry-specific interest are encouraged to study a combined VCE VET by undertaking a combination of VCE subjects and a VCE VET pathway. Students who complete a VCE VET subject graduate with both a VCE study score and a VET qualification that has national recognition. VCE VET studies have the same status as VCE subjects and are fully integrated into the timetable.

Students can build a unique learning portfolio by adding VCE VET subjects to their VCE program, developing skills at an industry-standard level and enhancing their opportunities for part-time and full-time employment.

MLC is an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) and all VCE VET subjects are available and studied at the Kew Campus. Furthermore, MLC has an onsite training restaurant and cafe, extensive sporting facilities, including a diving pool, and a state-of-the-art Music Department, ensuring that VCE Vet students benefit from hands-on industry experience here on our Kew campus.

  • Certificate III in Business (course code BSB30120)
  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (course code SIS30115)
  • Certificate II in Hospitality (course code SIT20322)
  • Certificate II in Cookery (course code SIT20421)
  • Certificate III in Music Industry (course code CUA30920)

Please click here to read more detail about the Units of Competency included in each VCE VET course.

IB Subjects

The IB program prepares students to be active participants in their global community and has a reputation for focusing on holistic education, critical thinking and global perspectives. A key point of difference is curriculum structure. VCE students choose from a variety of subjects whereas IB students’ study from 6 core areas. It is particularly suited to students wanting to pursue tertiary studies and qualifications and is recognised by Australian tertiary institutions and major universities .

The IB is unique, with a challenging curriculum that fosters high academic standards and international understanding. The program covers six academic areas, including a first and second language, humanities, sciences and math.

MLC teachers are experts in the IB program. MLC has been offering IB since 1999, with students achieving perfect scores in every cohort.

  • English A: Language and Literature
  • English A: Literature
  • Chinese A: Language and Literature

  • Chinese B
  • English B
  • French B
  • Japanese B
  • Spanish ab initio

  • Digital society
  • Economics
  • Environmental systems and societies
  • Global Politics
  • History
  • Psychology

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental systems and societies
  • Physics
  • Sports, exercise and health science

  • Application and Interpretation
  • Analysis and Approaches

  • Visual Arts
  • An additional Group 2 subject
  • An additional Group 3 subject
  • An additional Group 4 subject