About VIE courses

Published on 02/03/2023

Thank you for visiting St Vincent Institute of Education’s website. I hope you will gain an insight into the depth and quality of the strong education programs that we offer. St Vincent Institute of Education (VIE) is an institution for general education. We provide educational services and cater for students from primary to secondary levels. These services include UCAT Coaching Program (UCP) for entry to medical courses (such as Medicine and Dentistry), Intensive Coaching Program (ICP) to prepare Year 8 and Year 9 students for entry to selective schools (Melbourne High, Mac Robertson Girls’ High, Nossal High and Suzanne Cory High school), and Scholarship Coaching Program (SCP) to prepare all year levels to gain scholarships at prestigious schools in Victoria.

The Year 9 entrance examination date for Selective Schools happens on Saturday 15th July 2023. Only Australian citizens and residents who are currently in their second year of high school are eligible to take this entrance exam. Students at higher year levels can also sit for selective entrance exams, however, places are limited.

The selective entrance exam is comprised of five component tests: Reasoning in Reading, Reading in Mathematic, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasonings and Written Expression.

In assisting students to gain places at the selective schools, we offer an Intensive Coaching Program (ICP) which is scheduled once a year from the beginning of Term 2. Our ICP Selective Entrance Exam is scheduled in the University of Melbourne on Saturday 15th April 2023. Click here to find out more about the ICP this year.

There are two major test agents who develope test papers for independent schools and selective schools: the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the Edu Test.

ACER sets different types of scholarship tests for schools: Cooperative Program Tests (CPT) and Alternative Date Tests (ADT). The CPT exam is set on the same day. In Victoria, the CPT is set on Saturday 25th February 2023. The ADT exam date is set by each participating school, it varies February to June or later. Click here to find the exact scholarship dates with ACER.

Edu Test focuses more on Academic Abilities that many schools prefer to test students’ intellectual ability. The EduTest have orgainsed scholarship exams for private schools and selective exam for entry into an accelerated learning program (ALP) or SEAL at government. This agent had been conducting Year 9 Selective Entrance Exam in the past 15 years (from 2008 to 2022). From this year, the Year 9 entrance exam will be conducted by ACER.  Click here to find out which schools use the Edu Test.

Apart from our special programs (ICP, UCP and SCP), we also provide a Regular Program (RP) which is regularly conducted on weekends except school holidays. This is aimed to help students to maximise their full potential. Regular classes are available for students from Grade 3 to VCE 12 with special emphasis on the VCE subjects English, English Language, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths Methods and Specialist Maths.

VIE operates in the Clayton, Footscray and St Albans areas. To register online, just follow this link to complete online form. After submission, you will instantly receive a message on the screen indicating confirmation with further instructions.

The staff at VIE are always ready to assist parents with any queries and are extremely dedicated to the education and advancement of the students. We trust that your association with VIE will be both enjoyable and rewarding. At VIE, it is our aim to help students to learn with joy and meaning in an atmosphere of peace, respect and discipline.

Click here to find more information (in Vietnamese) about the ICP for Melbourne High and Mac Rob.

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298 Barkly Street
Footscray VIC 3011
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