Senior School

Grades 11 & 12 - The Victorian Certificate of Education

In 2012 DIS was accredited by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in Australia to offer the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in partnership with Haileybury in Melbourne, Victoria. The VCE is an internationally recognised, secondary academic qualification sat by over 50,000 students annually in the state of Victoria, and an increasing number of centres around the world.

The VCE can be used to gain access to tertiary education in the state of Victoria, throughout Australia and is highly transferable in the wider world. For more information on the recognition of the VCE you can visit their website's recognition pages.


Haileybury is one of Australia's largest and most prestigious schools and our association with them is invaluable. Haileybury dedicates time release to a number of their teachers who act as mentors for our staff delivering the courses at DIS via email and annual visits. We deliver common assessment tasks, develop resources and standardise our marking with our mentors to ensure that our students are receiving an experience comparable to their peers at Haileybury. Every two years Haileybury students fundraise to provide a two-year scholarship for a Timorese student to study at DIS.

Academic success

Despite running the VCE programme for only a few years our students are proving that a DIS education is world class. In 2016 our students achieved an average ATAR of 71 meaning they scored better than 71% of students in Australia with three students ranking better than 80% of all students. In 2016 two of our Timorese students won highly competitive full international scholarships to study for four years in the United States and in New Zealand.

The VCE programme at DIS

Since we are a small school there is a limit to the number of courses we can run and this will change from year to year depending on the needs of students. We are currently running the following subjects across Grade 11 and 12. Click on the link for more details about each programme

As our cohort grows we hope to expand the number of courses we can offer. For more information please contact our VCE Coordinator.