Learning at

Assumption College




Assumption College offers a wide range of subjects at VCE level. The myMap program allows students to identify relevant subjects early – and provides pathways to both the subject and academic achievement therein.

Students utilise state-of-the-art facilities such as the Hermitage Arts Centre, fully serviced library, science labs and more – the campus is their extended toolkit for learning and achievement, supporting VCE outcomes.

The Victorian Certificate of Education can be combined with Vocation Education and Training (VET) Courses, a School-Based Apprenticeship (SBAT) or accessing Higher Educational Studies (university subjects).


VET courses in VCE or VCAL allows students to combine general and vocational studies, exploring career options and pathways as they learn.

Students learn in the workplace, gain a nationally recognised qualification or credit towards a qualification that contributes to VCE or VCAL – all while developing skills that equip them for the workforce and further study.

Our VET studies are conducted on and off campus.

The full list of VET Certificate offerings can be found on our Pathways Website


The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an exciting alternative pathway option to the VCE and Assumption College has a reputation in the Catholic education sector as a leading VCAL provider.

It’s flexibility enables students to design a study program that suits their interests and learning needs. They may select subjects from some VCE studies, VET courses and VCAL units.

It is certainly an ideal pathway for students who are keen to embark on employment, an apprenticeship or traineeship or continue further education in the TAFE sector.

There are four compulsory strands in VCAL:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Work-related skills
  • Industry-specific skills
  • Personal development skills

VCAL requires excellent organisation and time management, as students are required to manage three different components of learning each week – the school component, the VET component and the structured workplace learning component – all of which a student needs to complete to gain a successful VCAL certificate.

VCAL encourages students to develop the employability skills of independent learning, communication skills, team work, problem-solving skills, self-management, good planning and organising. Therefore students must be committed to this program if they are going to succeed.


Assumption College has achieved significant learning achievements including the following:

  • Lynne Kosky Memorial Grant
  • VCAL Educator of the Year (Kerryn Katal)
  • VCAA Partnership Achievement Award – ACK and Men’s Shed
  • VCAA VCAL Student SBAT Award
  • VCAA VCAL Student WRS Award