Parent Payments and Support
Schools provide students with free instruction and ensure students have free access to all items, activities and services that are used by the school to fulfil the standard curriculum requirements in Victorian Curriculum F-10, VCE and VCE Vocational Major.
Our school may invite you to:
- make a voluntary financial contribution to support the school
- purchase extra-curricular items and activities
- purchase educational items to own.
You are not required to make payments or voluntary financial contributions to the school. Schools cannot refuse your child instruction in the standard curriculum if you do not contribute.
Victoria University Secondary College offers a range of items and activities that enhance or broaden the schooling experience of students and are above and beyond what the school provides to deliver the Curriculum. These are provided on a user-pays basis.
Some examples are:
- Camps and Excursions
- Athletics Carnival
- Athlete Development Program
- Rugby League Academy
- Concert Band
- Instrumental Music
- School Photos
- Year 12 Formal
The College offers payment plans for families experiencing financial difficulties. Please contact our Business Manager on 8312 0200 if you wish to discuss a payment plan.
For more information, visit the Department of Education and Training website here or download the Parent Payments Overview on this webpage.
Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities for their children.
School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors, excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works and sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund ensures that every student will have the opportunity to join their classmates for these important, educational and fun activities.
If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or you are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible. The allowance of $225 per secondary school student is paid to the college for each year of eligibility, to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.
To apply, complete the application form and take it to one of our campus offices with your concession details.Download the CSEF Application Form
State Schools Relief
State Schools Relief is a charitable organisation which assists eligible families with the costs of uniform and school shoes.
Applications for assistance from State Schools Relief are made by the college on behalf of the family. Please contact your child’s Co-ordinator at the Junior Campus on 9363 1155 or the Senior Campus on 8312 0200 for assistance.
Sustainable School Shop
The Sustainable School Shop website is available to families to buy and sell second hand uniforms and textbooks, as well as other school items such as scientific calculators, sporting goods and musical instruments.
The system is simple and easy to use, with preloaded booklists and uniform lists making buying and selling easy. If you don’t have a computer, internet access or an email address, please call the Sustainable School Shop for assistance.
Registration is easy and searching is free. Items can be listed for sale from as little as $1.50 per ad.
Visit the Sustainable School Shop website
All enquiries should be directed to the Sustainable School Shop on 1300 683 337 or help is also available through ‘Contact Us’ on their website.View the Sustainable School Shop Brochure
VUSC is a school member of Happy Families (previously Parenting Ideas), which has resources developed by Dr Justin Coulson, PhD.
Happy Families features up-to-date research, timely advice and inspiration, providing parenting strategies on everything from sibling rivalry, teen health and creating resilience in kids, for children of all ages. Parents, guardians and carers can access articles and free webinars via our school newsletters.
For more information, visit www.happyfamilies.com.au.