HOW DOES BIG PICTURE EDUCATION DIFFER FROM REGULAR VCE?

There are many differences between Big Picture Education and traditional VCE education. See the table below for a snapshot of the main differences. 

VCE

University Entry Process

Direct entry applications through VTAC based on ATAR score

Subjects

Choose from a set range of VCE, VCAL, and VET subjects

Course Structure

Set weekly outline and schedule according to each subject outline

Assessments

SACs and SATs (timed classroom tests and assessments), General Achievement Test, End of Year Exams

Certification

Victorian Certificate of Education or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

Real World Experiences

Workplace learning through VCAL and VET:
SWL (structured workplace learning), SBATS (School based apprenticeships)

Partnership Universities

All Australian universities

BPE

University Entry Process

Direct entry applications to the University using Portfolio (subject to quality), micro credentials, recommendations from Uni mentor, Advisory team, possible entry tests from the Uni

Subjects

Any range of VCE, VCAL, VET subjects PLUS personal interest studies

Course Structure

Coursework devised with student and Advisory team including Personal Interest Project and Thesis, Autobiography, Internship experience, micro-credentials, other certificates earned, pathway plan

Assessments

Development of a Learning Portfolio, exhibition of learning in and out of school in front of a Panel of assessors each Term.
Portfolio assessment that includes: 
Thesis, Autobiography, Learning through Internship Experience, micro-credentials, other certificates earned and a pathway plan

 

Certification

Victorian Certificate of Education or 
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
AND Graduation Portfolio 

Real World Experiences

In addition to or as a difference to SWL and SBAT  

Learning through Internship/ mentorship with real world mentors from universities or workplaces 

Leaving to Learn experiences (excursions/incursions and other experiences)
 

Partnership Universities

La Trobe University, Swinburne University,
Victoria University, Australian National University, CHarles Sturt University, Fliders University, Murdoch University, Southern Cross University, University of Canberra, University of Newcastle, University of New England, University of Tasmania, University of Woollongong, Western Sydney University. 

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