VCE Extension Programs
Looking for options for your best History students?
VCE Extension Programs in history are available at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. Applications for 2023 open in September 2022. All of the extension programs are recognised by the 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 Year 11 (Units 1 & 2), and their school and parents must support their application. Extension programs can only be undertaken in the final VCE year. Successful completion of these subjects will be counted towards a relevant degree undertaken at the providing university.
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- History and Philosophy of Science
Semester 1: HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience
Semester 2: HPSC10001 From Plato to Einstein
- Art History
Semester 1: AHIS10001 Art History: Theory and Controversy
Semester 2: AHIS10003 The World in Twenty Art Works
- Aboriginal Studies and Anthropology
Semester 1: ABS1IAA Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
Semester 2: ANT1TLC Transforming Local Communities
There are VCE extension programs in subjects other than History available through the University of Melbourne, and from RMIT Extension and Deakin Accelerate. The Monash University program is no longer offered.