The wait is officially over for the thousands of students who have completed their Victorian Certificate of Education this year, with results officially released at 7am.
Minister for Education James Merlino met students at Lilydale High School to congratulate them on completing their VCE and hear their plans and aspirations for the future.
Among the students, Minister Merlino met with eight sets of twins – a portion of the 582 pairs of twins and 20 sets of triplets who got their results this morning via the app, website or email.
A record total of 50,884 students have now completed the final chapter in their school lives and obtained their VCE, which represents a completion rate of 97.8 per cent of students.
Of these students, 3,936 will be awarded the VCE (Baccalaureate). An additional 13,110 students will receive their Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
14,797 high-achieving students received a study score of 40 or more in at least one subject.
Students getting results today may seek entry to a university, through a TAFE, apprenticeship, traineeship, employment, or take some time off for a gap year.
Domestic students have until 12 noon on 20 December to change their university and TAFE preferences.
Students can contact the Post Results enquiry service on (03) 9032 1717 (metropolitan callers) or 1800 653 080 (freecall).
The Labor Government has invested $5 billion to make Victoria the Education State, improving outcomes for every student, in every classroom, in every school and for all communities.
The includes a $2.5 billion investment in school infrastructure over the past three budgets to ensure we can continue to cater for the estimated 90,000 students who are expected to enter the school system over the next five years.
This school building boom has delivered more than 1,200 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Those getting results today will ride a rollercoaster of emotions but I hope they are proud of everything they’ve achieved over the past 13 years of schooling.”
“Completing VCE requires determination and hard work and I congratulate all students on this occasion.”
“Your ATAR is not the be all and end all – there are many pathways to success and to get to where you wish to go in life.”