Murtoa College is proud to offer a wide variety of educational opportunities to its senior school students. We cater for a diverse range of learning programs, and offer a broad range of subjects at both Year 11 and Year 12 with small class sizes. The majority of our VCE classes have less than 10 students in them, allowing our students to receive individualised instruction and thrive throughout their final years of secondary school.

In Years 11 and 12, all students are offered a comprehensive two-year program of study, working towards either a VCE or VCAL qualification. Both certificates are recognised by tertiary institutions and employers, and provide students with a range of post-school choices. Students wishing to proceed to university are strongly encouraged to undertake the VCE, while those seeking employment or TAFE options may consider the VCAL as a suitable option. Many students undertake VCE units of study during Year 10 as part of an enhancement program. In 2018 and 2019 more than 50% of our Year 10 students successfully completed a VCE subject.


The senior school curriculum at Murtoa College provides students with a range of options that cater for individual aspirations, interests and talents. The program is aimed to provide all students with a unique timetable that gives individuals the opportunity to maximise their potential and realise their goals for life after school.

Our current students are studying the following units in Year 11 or Year 12:

VET Programs (Vocational Education & Training in Schools)

 VET programs run in conjunction with VCE programs

•  Agriculture

•  Automotive

•  Building & Construction

•  Community Service

•  Engineering

•  Equine

•  Furnishing

•  Hospitality

•  Interactive Digital Media

•  Music Industry

•  Retail

•  Hair & Beauty

VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning)

Three levels of VCAL are offered – Foundation, Intermediate and Senior. Students complete four compulsory strands:

  • Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Industry specific skills
  • Work related skills
  • Personal Development skills

 Other options

Students who may have a particular interest in a subject that is not offered at Murtoa College can access units through the Grampians Virtual School or through the Distance Education Centre.