About the Premier's VCE Awards

The Premier’s VCE Awards recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

As the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to evolve, the Department of Education and Training has decided to postpone the 2020 Premier’s VCE Awards until further notice.

This is to ensure the health and safety of all students, staff, parents and stakeholders attending. Letters have been sent out to recipients detailing this. We thank you for your understanding, we hope to celebrate the amazing achievements of these students in the future.

For 2020 a total of 307 awards are due to be presented, including 276 Study Awards, 28 Top All-Round VCE High Achiever Awards and three Top International Student Awards.

The Top All-Round VCE High Achiever awards recognise those students who achieved study scores of 46 or higher out of 50 in at least five VCE subjects, while Study Awards recognise the best performers in individual VCE subjects.

Audio transcript

[Nathan Pavey - Dance (VCE VET) study award]
I think if you’re very passionate about something, you’re going to find a way no matter what. You can sometimes feel like it’s not worth it, you can feel like you’re putting so much of yourself into your schooling and it’s so much pressure… but for people to see that it is worth it and that rewards do come. It just takes time and patience but great things can come from it.

[James White - Agricultural and Horticultural studies award]
When I first got my score I was thinking “oh i didn’t quite get my 50 I was aiming for” which that’s what I suppose you aim for, everyone tries. But yeah, when I found out I actually got a Premier’s Award, I was like “wow, maybe I did do pretty well and my work paid off”. So I was pretty happy. Yeah.

[Maryam Ahmed - Psychology study award]
The Premier’s VCE Awards are not just a reflection of our own achievements as students. A lot of credit goes to our teachers and our family who have supported us through that and I personally really think that this award reflects them, not just me.

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For queries relating to the presentation ceremony of the Premier’s VCE Awards please contact:

Major Events Branch
Communications Division 
Department of Education and Training
Email:  vce.awards@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9084 8899

For all other queries relating to the Premier’s VCE Awards please contact:

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Email: vcaa@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9032 1700 or 1800 134 197