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Select Entry Accelerated Learning Programs

Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) programs aim to address the learning needs of gifted and talented students who are capable of working at a significantly faster pace and in greater depth than their age-peers.

SEAL program students usually complete Years 7 to 10 in three years, giving them an extended range of options for their senior years of schooling. This may include choosing to complete additional VCE units, undertake the Higher Education Studies Program or enter tertiary education after only five years of secondary schooling.

Over 35 secondary schools across Victoria offer SEAL programs. Each school is responsible for determining its own selection criteria. Enquiries about SEAL programs should be made directly to schools early in the year prior to the student’s Year 7 placement. Entrance exams usually begin in May.

Aiming high

In May 2014, Aiming High: A strategy for gifted and talented children and young people 2014–19 was launched.

Aiming High responds to the findings and recommendations of the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students (2012) and outlines 18 actions to be implemented over 2014–19 to support Victoria’s gifted and talented children and young people.

In response to the Inquiry recommendations, an evaluation of SEAL programs was undertaken and advice for schools is due to be published in the near future.

For all enquires related to SEAL programs email:

For more information, see: