Pathway & Subject Selection

At East Preston Islamic College (EPIC) you can complete your Senior School studies in either one of two pathways

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) program

This course allows you to obtain your VCE Certificate and an ATAR Score.

V.C.E. is the certificate that the majority of students in Victoria receive on satisfactory completion of their secondary education. The VCE provides  pathways to further study or training at university or TAFE and to employment. It is exam based and you require an ATAR score.

EPIC Policy is to complete six (6) V.C.E. subjects to gain the highest ATAR score.

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program

This course allows you to obtain your VCAL Certificate and an VET Certificate.

V.C.A.L. is for the student who wants a fast track to the workforce, while also getting the necessary skills as VCAL students finish with their year 12 certificate AND vocational units in their chosen field, preparing them for work or TAFE/university. It is project based and you do not require an ATAR score.
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Both are Year 12 Certificates and both are recognised all over the world.

Please find below a video link to the subjects offered at East Preston Islamic College in 2021:

VCAL Pathway

3 days at EPIC

1 day at VET course

1 day Structured Work Placement

The core subjects in VCAL are:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Work Related Skills
  • Compulsory completion of a VET subject.
  • One day per week Structured Work Placement in your chosen field.

VCE VET APPLIED LANGUAGE

VCE VET BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

VCE VET BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

VCE VET LABORATORY SKILLS

VCE Pathway

VCE/VET Units 1 & 2

VCE General Information

What is ATAR and ranking

What is the GAT, why do I need to do it

VCE Health and Human Development

VET ICT U1&2:

VET Business 1&2

VCE Studio Arts

VET Sport & Rec

VCE Text & Traditions

VCE Biology

VCE Chemistry

VCE English

VCE History

VCE Legal Studies

VCE Math

VCE Math Methods

VCE Media

VCE Physics

VCE Psychology

VCE/VET Units 3 & 4

VET ICT U3&4:

VET Business 3&4

VCE Studio Arts

VET Sport & Rec

VCE Text & Traditions

VCE Biology

VCE Chemistry

VCE English

VCE History

VCE Legal Studies

VCE Math

VCE Math Methods

VCE Media

VCE Physics

VCE Psychology

VCE Health and Human Development

We are offering the following subjects for year 11 students in 2021

  • Arabic
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Foundation Math
  • Geography
  • General Math
  • Health & Human Dev.
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  •  Math Methods
  • Media
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Religion & Society
  • Studio Arts
  • Text & Traditions

These current subjects must be finished in Year 11 2021:

  • VCE VET Business U3&4
  • VCE VET Sport & Recreation U3&4
  • VCE VET Information, Digital Media & Technology U3&4
  • VCE Studio Arts U3&4