Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) Update

by | Jun 30, 2022 | Bush Voices, Uncategorised

The Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES), is a new state-wide provider of programs for high-ability and high-achieving students across Victoria’s government schools. CHES is a government-funded initiative with a high priority on enrolments of students from rural, regional and remote schools.

From Term 1 2023, CHES will commence delivery of a range of Higher Education Studies (first-year undergraduate subjects) in partnership with universities and two specialist VCE studies (Extended Investigation and Algorithmics). Students will be able to study these accelerated subjects at CHES, which can contribute to their ATAR and earn them university credits, while completing their VCE studies at their chosen government school. Students will be able to study online or at the state-of the-art CHES facility through a hybrid and flexible schedule.

Applications for enrolment are now open.

 The Minister for Education toured the new facility last week and announced the application timelines.

Applications to study a VCE subject at CHES in 2023 are now open via the CHES website.

Applications to study a Higher Education Study (university subject) through CHES in 2023 will open at the start of Term 3, 2022. In the meantime, students interested in undertaking a Higher Education Studies subject can lodge an expression of interest on the CHES website to be kept up to date as university programs are announced in the coming weeks.

Applications will close on 31 August 2022.

Please refer to the application form and information on the application process on the CHES website.

Registering for information evenings in early Term 3

All interested students, parents and carers, schools and other community members are invited to attend one of the upcoming online information events in July.

Information evenings will be held on 1. VCE studies at CHES and 2. Studying a university subject through CHES:

  1. Information Evening: Study VCE at CHES

Dates: Wednesday 13 July or Monday 18 July 2022

Time: 6.30 pm (up to one hour)

Register for the event here

Both sessions will cover the same content and provide greater detail on the two available VCE subjects (VCE Algorithmics and VCE Extended Investigation) and the benefits to students, and the enrolment process.

  1. Information Evening: How to access university at school through CHES (Higher Education Studies)

Date: Thursday 14 July or Tuesday 19 July 2022

Time: 6.30 pm (up to one hour)

Register for the event here.

Both sessions will cover the same content and provide greater detail on the university subjects, application process, partnerships with universities, and the learning framework for students from regional, rural and remote schools.

Sharing information about CHES with your networks:

For more information about CHES, please refer to the CHES website.

View the CHES Factsheet – students and families

View the CHES Factsheet – study HES

View the CHES Factsheet – study VCE

View the CHES Factsheet – VCE introduction