VCE Extension Programs in History
9 Aug 18
VCE Extension Programs in History are available at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and LaTrobe University. Applications for the following year open in second semester. All of the extension programs are recognised by VCAA and provide a fifth or sixth subject ATAR bonus (e.g. a mark of 50-59% provides an ATAR contribution of 3.0, a mark of 70-79% provides an ATAR contribution of 4.0). There is no ATAR increment for IB students, but they are eligible for the other benefits.
Students must be reasonably high-achieving students in Units 1 & 2, and their school and parents must support their application. Extension programs can only be undertaken in the final VCE year. Lectures can be viewed online but students must attend weekly tutorials in person.
Successful completion of these subjects will be counted towards a relevant degree undertaken at the providing university.
History subjects on offer in 2018 were:
University of Melbourne Extension
Offered at the Parkville Campus
- HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience
- HPSC10001 From Plato to Einstein
Monash University Extension
Offered at the Clayton Campus
- ATS1316 Medieval Worlds: From Vikings to the Silk Road
- ATS1317 Renaissance Worlds: Conflict, Art, Invention
La Trobe University VCE Plus
Offered at the Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton campuses
- HIS1MLH Myth, Legend and History
- HIS1TEN Ideas That Shook the World
There are VCE extension programs in subjects other than History available through these universities, and through RMIT Extension and Deakin Accelerate (which also offers wholly online courses with real-time seminars).