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Secondary Education Pathway

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This
includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

Under this category of entry, you will:

  • Have completed your secondary education, whether at a state school TAFE or other VET provider. You will have a certificate of completion of studies, whether it is the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or VCAL. The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the certificate that the majority of students in Victoria receive on satisfactory completion of their secondary education. The VCE provides diverse pathways to further study or training at university or TAFE and to employment.
  • The VCE has its equivalent in other Australian states. All are based on completing Year 12 of
  • your secondary school education:
  • New South Wales – Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • Queensland – Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • Western Australia – Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
  • Northern Territory – Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
  • Tasmania – Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
  • Australian Capital Territory – Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate
  • Have completed attained a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). This is similar to the VCE, but has more work related study. If you have completed your VCAL, you may apply for entry to an undergraduate course at SCEI-HE.

Each course offered by SCEI-He will have its own specific entry requirements. These take account of which subjects you opted to take and complete in your final year of secondary education and what grades you achieved in these.

Your chosen undergraduate course may require a certain level of Maths or of English, or both.

Your chosen undergraduate course may require an ATAR of a minimum level. Upon graduating from Secondary school with a VCE, you will be given an ATAR number. The ATAR is a rank, not a mark. The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 that indicates a student’s position relative to all the students in their age group. Please consult the entry requirement of the course you are interested in applying for this specific.

If you are happy that this is the path by which you will apply to study at SCEI-HE, then select APPLY below and continue with your application.

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