VICTORIAN PATHWAYS CERTIFICATE (VPC)
At Eastern Ranges School, we offer our students in Year 10, 11 and 12 the Victorian Pathways Certificate for their learning.
The Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) is an inclusive and flexible certificate that offers learning opportunities that are designed to be engaging for a range of different student needs.
There are 4 curriculum areas that are covered; Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills and Work Related Skills. Each of those areas are made up of a number of units and modules that cover a wide variety of learning, including hands on skills and ways for students to transfer their learning into their lives post school. It an applied learning approach which allows teaching staff to modify and differentiate the tasks to be specifically tailored to our students, their needs and interests. It is designed for project based learning which has led to fantastic projects such as ERS Coffee Beans Café, a school based pizza business and Transition Expos to name a few.
Within the VPC, students also access a combination of work experience opportunities and/or being enrolled in a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) or Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.
Students who are enrolled in the VPC are required to successfully complete 12 units, from classwork and/or credits from a SBAT or VET course. Students are able to access only parts of the VPC curriculum and be immersed in the learning without being officially enrolled in the certificate. They will receive a Statement of Attainment or a school based certificate on graduating from ERS.