Succeeding in the VCE

“Succeeding in the VCE” is a fundraising event designed to provide students with the skills and information they need to maximise VCE marks, while also raising much needed funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

A+ Notes

You will receive a detailed set of notes that provides a wealth of information to help you minimise stress and maximise marks.

Experts in the Field

You will obtain exclusive advice from industry specialists, leading VCE teachers and VCAA exam markers.

Maximise VCE Marks

Learn skills and techniques that will help you minimise stress and study time, maximise learning and VCE marks.

Ace SACs & Exams

Benefit from SAC and exam focused instruction that is specifically tailored to the Year 11 and Year 12 student.

Succeeding in the VCE

Dates: February 2020
Venue: The University of Melbourne

In just one day, you will learn how average students achieve 90+ ATAR scores, and how you can use the same strategies to reach your full potential in Year 11 and/or Year 12.

Featuring a unique range of guest speakers and VCE exam markers, this exclusive event is a must for students studying Year 11 and/or Year 12 subjects.

Don’t Miss Out on the Following FREE* Lectures & Notes:

  • Subject Specific Lectures
    Benefit from the advice, experience, and perspectives of VCE exam markers from top ranking schools across the state and get that ‘all important’ advantage in the VCE.Work through a key topic that will form an important component of the examinations and gain advance exposure to potential sources of errors, as well as the tricks and traps that could appear in the exams.
  • Excelling in SACs & Examinations
    Discover the biggest mistakes made by students when preparing for SACs and examinations, as well as strategies that can be implemented now, to reduce stress and workloads in the challenging weeks leading up to the exams.
  • The UMAT
    This interactive lecture will answer all your questions about getting into a medical degree and the medical profession from a holistic perspective. You will also receive advance exposure to the types of questions that appear in the UMAT and exclusive advice regarding how to best prepare for this important assessment.
  • Advanced Time Management Skills
    This lecture is designed to provide you with the skills and information required to maximise learning and cut down on study time.
  • Writing A+ Prac Reports (Biology and Chemistry)
    This lecture will set out systematic strategies that may be applied to produce insightful, well-structured reports. Each of the necessary skills will be reinforced using examples from average and A+ samples.
  • Stress & the VCE
    This lecture will focus on the causes of VCE stress and will detail measures that can be introduced to minimise stress levels and study loads across the year.

Valued at $150, “Succeeding in the VCE” is *FREE when you make a $10 donation to The Fred Hollows Foundation on the day of the lecture.

Total Donated to Charity to Date:  $379,022.35


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Why Should I Attend?

Lectures are prepared and presented by experienced VCAA exam markers which means that the information and suggestions provided will be tailored to the requirements of a Year 12 student.

We’re familiar with the topics covered at other study skills programs, and can therefore confirm that the majority of what you’ll cover in our ‘Succeeding in the VCE’ lectures is quite different!

Learn powerful and effective time management strategies that are guaranteed to reduce stress levels and study loads. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • How to prioritise tasks
  • Improving concentration and productivity
  • Time saving learning and revision techniques
  • Managing procrastination
  • The most effective way to prepare for your exams.

Each year, the majority of students who complete their VCE do so without knowing the best way to learn, and don’t get the marks they’re capable of. Most students also DON’T approach their exam preparations in the correct manner and waste huge amounts of time on activities that have little impact on their exam marks.

‘Succeeding in the VCE’ is a powerful SAC & exam-focused program designed to help you achieve the highest possible SAC and examination marks. You will also

  • Discover the biggest mistakes made by past students (and how to avoid these)
  • Develop key skills that are required to out-perform your VCE peers.
  • Learn how to complete SAC preparations stress-free, and in the shortest possible time.
  • Learn the most effective (and time-saving) learning and revision techniques.
  • Find out how to cut down on study time.

You will dramatically reduce stress levels during the semester, and find more time for leisure activities.

You will greatly improve your confidence levels and maximise Year 11 and 12 marks!

A+ Notes

TSFX is highly regarded for the quality of our program materials – our students receive the most comprehensive and detailed notes available in the state. As an example, students who attended our recent study skills program received a 53 page booklet full of valuable advice and strategies to improve VCE marks. Students who attended our recent ‘Unit 3 Exam Revision Lectures’ received the following materials, saving them countless hours in exam preparation time:

Chemistry: Over 400 pages of notes and 320 exam-style questions.
Maths Methods: Over 400 pages of notes and 300 exam-style questions.

We constantly invest in our courses and materials to ensure our students receive every possible advantage in their VCE.


No other program provider has been able to match the quality and depth of materials that are issued to students who attend TSFX programs.

Experts in the Field

You will be taught by and receive exclusive advice from official VCAA exam assessors as well as experts in their field.

Our study skills and exam strategy programs are prepared and delivered by one of the country’s leading study skills experts, Irena Jaskula.

As a leading authority on learning and effective study skills, Irena delights audiences across the country with an approach that never fails to captivate, motivate, entertain and inspire.

Having worked with Year 12 students for over 25 years, Irena certainly knows what is required for students to succeed in their final years at school! She has dissected the study habits of thousands of students to identify the key strategies being used by high achievers to produce an easy to follow blueprint to VCE success.

Irena’s presentations offer practical and insightful strategies that are backed by sound pedagogy and evidence-based research, enabling all students to unlock their full academic potential.

As well as speaking around Australia, Irena has published numerous articles, text books and educational resources for Year 11 and 12 students.

Irena’s Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Biochemistry
  • Honours Degree in Biochemistry & Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Diploma in Education

Maximise VCE Marks

At TSFX, we believe that, given the right opportunities, guidance and support, EVERY student has the potential to excel in their studies. We’ve spent over 25 years analysing student concerns and the effects of study habits on academic performance, to create a powerful program that enables every student to reach their full academic potential.

Ace Your SACs and Exams

This powerful SAC & exam-focused program is designed to ensure that students reach their full potential and is specifically tailored for the Year 11 and Year 12 student.