A not-for-profit head start program for VCE students, held each year at the University of Melbourne since 1971.


What is the VCE Summer School?

VCE Summer School (VCESS) is a two-week tutoring program that takes place in January and aims to help VCE students from a range of backgrounds gain a head start on their final years of secondary education. The program has a particular focus on creating a healthy study-life balance, and providing tutoring on the widest range of subjects. In fact, in previous years we have had tutors for each and every VCE subject students have taken, no matter how small the subject may be. Learn more about our academic and activities programs here

How do I apply to enrol?

Applications for VCESS are not currently open, but more information about enrolments for January 2022 will be released later in the year. If you would like to stay updated, please join our student expression of interest list here and we’ll get in touch to let you know when applications open.

When and where will the 2022 Program take place?

VCESS 2022 is currently planned to take place from January 10th – 21st. It is anticipated (but not guaranteed) that the program will run on the University of Melbourne campus, within Covid-safe guidelines. The program runs Monday to Friday in each week.

How much does it cost to attend the program?

In 2021, the entire online two-week program cost $50, which included all VCE classes, subject materials, activities, workshops and focus tutoring. The 2020 in-person program cost $219 for non-residential students, and $419 for residential students, with the residential program including food and accommodation for the two weeks. Learn more here.

What if I’m a rural or regional-based student?

We offer residential programs for students from rural or regional backgrounds (subject to COVID restrictions). Students get to take part in the VCESS Summer School, as well as activities and workshops, and are provided with food and accommodation for two weeks. It’s a great opportunity to make friends from all across Victoria. Learn more here

Where can I get more information?

If you’re a student interested in applying to the VCE Summer School you’ll be able to find all the info you need via the links below!

You can check out our handy FAQ, and contact us for support with any questions you may have. If you would like to chat to us over the phone, send us an email with your contact details and we will call you back at a convenient time. Please note that our phone line is usually unattended due to University of Melbourne COVID-safe restrictions.

Click here for information about enrolment and fees!!

Click here for info about the academic and activities programs!

Click here if you are a rural or regional student!

Click here for information for education professionals!

Click here for information about bursaries and scholarships!

Click here if you are interested in becoming a VCESS tutor!

Click here for other ways of getting touch with us!

Click here for answers to some of our frequently asked questions!