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VCE Acceleration Units 3-4 at Year 11

VCE Acceleration Units 3 and 4 at Year 11

To apply for permission to study VCE Units 3 and 4 in Year 11 and for further information, please refer to the Application to Accelerate a VCE 3-4 Subject form 

Please note applications must be submitted by 8.30am on Monday 26 July 2021.

You must read the information below before making your online submission.


There are benefits to be gained from study of VCE units at a higher level. Study of a Unit 3 and 4 sequence enables students to:

  • study a sixth subject, which may be of advantage for tertiary entrance purposes.
  • qualify to study a University Extension study in Year 12.

However, it is not in the student’s best interest to accelerate a subject unless they are able to perform to a high standard in all their subjects.

Students who complete a Unit 3 and 4 in Year 11 are expected to study five Unit 3 and 4 subjects in Year 12.

Students wishing to apply to study a Unit 3 and 4 in Year 11 must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate they are academically suited with results of an 'A' standard in all Semester 1 subjects.
  • Be well organisation and motivated to succeed.
  • Demonstrated strength in the subject area of the proposed Unit 3 and 4 subject.

Please Note:

If a student undertakes study at the Unit 3 and 4 level and performs poorly and repeats the units, a penalty may be applied by some institutions when determining tertiary offers.

At the end of Semester 1 students may wish to review their Unit 2 choices for Semester 2; limited places may be available for students to make changes.