Senior School


The Senior School at Kew High School is made up of Years 11 and 12 students undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

The VCE aims to provide all students with an appropriate pathway through post-compulsory schooling. Such pathways may include:

  • undertaking tertiary education
  • the pursuit of employment
  • undertaking further vocational training.

When structuring their VCE program, students are encouraged to consider their preferred career options and ensure that their study selections will help them reach their goal. This is done in conjunction with careers advisors and counsellors, to ensure students are aware of the specific requirements for any course or career they have in mind.

Our purpose-built Senior Centre provides students in Years 11 and 12 with a collaborative learning and study space, complete with printing centre, conference room, kitchen and bathroom facilities, exclusively for senior student use.

VET Opportunities

Kew High School is a member of the Inner Melbourne VET cluster and is therefore able to offer students a broad range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects through providers in our local area. This allows students to complete a nationally recognised TAFE certificate as part of their regular VCE studies.

Work placement in industry is often a component, and in most cases VET subjects offer scored assessment (a Study Score) at Units 3 and 4. Undertaking a VET subject allows students to gain knowledge and practical experience in a learning area that is of particular interest to them, and to experience industry-standard equipment, technology and training methods. VET qualifications often lead directly into further education and training and can provide clear future career pathways for students.

Examples of VET programs regularly on offer include: Acting, Animal Studies, Automotive, Engineering, Fashion Design, Hospitality, Interior Design, Justice, Media, Music, Tourism, and many more.

Images and video below: 

VCE VET Sport and Recreation Sea Kayak Trip at Mornington to Safety Beach. Students learning about how to manage groups and safety in the outdoors.

VCE VET Sport and Recreation Survivor Challenges Students participated in a day long survivor game where they were required to out wit, out play and out smart fellow class mates. A practical activity focused on factors causing conflict, conflict management strategies, leadership and facilitation techniques.