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Got questions? Here’s everything you need to know!

How long do I have access to the VCE Training Portal?
  • If paying by year: You have until the end of the VCE subject exam (If 1/2 - Then until end of school year)

  • If paying by term: You have until the end of the upcoming term, unless you pay for the following term

What skill level are these programs for?
  • All of Novicate’s tutoring programs are designed to a high Raw 40+ level. This means they go through VCAA-assessable content at a level comprehensive and complex enough to achieve that score.

  • For students scoring B’s, C’s and even D’s: These programs do the hard work for you and compiles all you’ll need to boost your VCE scores. With access to a Raw 50 tutor to get feedback on your answers, you’ll definitely see a rapid improvement in your answers as long as you put in the work.

  • For students scoring A’s: These programs will take you from Raw 40+ standard and give you a clear structure on what a Raw 50 standard looks like in terms of depth of content understanding, how to answer questions and how to approach revising for the exam.

If I can’t attend a live class, what happens then?

Once you’re assigned a tutorial class group, that will be your group for the year.
If you can't make the occasional tutorial session DO NOT WORRY
We know student lives are hectic, which is why ALL sessions will be recorded and uploaded for you to review after! And of course, you'll be able to ask any questions afterwards in the Novicate discord hub.

If you know it will be extremely difficult to attend live classes but would still like to access the VCE Training Portal and get discord support
Then you should sign-up for the silver program, specifically designed for self-paced and independent study students.

If I need more help outside of the tutorial classes how can I get this?

As part of the Gold or Silver program you’ll get access to the private Novicate Biology Discord. There you’ll be able to post questions and get personalised answers from 0.1% VCE Educators and other high-achieving students. It’ll be like having a tutor in your pocket whenever you need until the final exams.

How do Gold and Silver Programs differ?

The silver programs has everything that the gold does, minus the weekly live classes (and live tickets to revision programs if you purchase the comprehensive options). Here’s how to decide between the two:

  • Usually students who are already high-performing and self-motivated, but are simply searching for premier structured resources and support answering questions choose the silver program.

  • For students who need extra support, more live attention and live classes with a consistent time to study each week, the gold program is a better option.

How does the Novicate 1-on-1 Tutoring Guarantee Work?

To show our commitment to maximising your VCE performance, we’re offering a guarantee - Join any of our programs and if you don’t improve your scores, we’ll provide free 1-on-1 tutoring until you do.

To be eligible for this guarantee you must:

  1. Be an enrolled student

  2. Have complete a Novicate Topic Test and uploaded your scores on the VCE Training Portal form

  3. On your second Novicate Topic Test, if you notice a decline in your performance, then you can reach out to us via novicateacademy@gmail.com. In your email you must provide evidence of (2.) and (3.)

  4. You will then be allocated a 1-on-1 tutor who will work with you to create a new study plan. You will have, completely free, 30 minutes of tutoring each week until your scores improve.

You will be allowed, and even encouraged, to ask regular questions to the tutors in the Novicate discord as part of your VCE improvement process.

What VCE subjects do you offer?

Novicate specialises only in VCE Sciences, currently VCE Biology and Chemistry.
Unlike other tutoring companies which spread their expertise thin across all subjects, Novicate has a team of VCE Educators highly experienced in researching, marking and writing 100s of questions in VCE Biology & Chemistry.

Novicate offers these subjects:

  • VCE Biology 1/2

  • VCE Biology 3/4

  • VCE Chemistry 3/4 (no 1/2 available as of 2024)


We’ve partnered with other specialised tutoring companies to provide you with support for the following subjects. If interested, fill out our contact form.

  • VCE English 1/2 and 3/4

  • VCE Physics 1/2 and 3/4

How do the Free Trials work?

The Novicate 6-DAY Free Trial is an opportunity for excited parents and students to experience a Novicate Program for themselves without committing. In the trial you’ll get access to the VCE Training Portal.
To sign up, you’ll need to choose a comprehensive program and put your details down. Once you do this, you’ll get immediate access to the VCE Training Portal.
Don’t absolutely love the program? Email us (novicateacademy@gmail.com) before 6-days ends with the subject title [FREE TRIAL CANCEL - (your full name)] and you won't be charged.
Love the program and want to continue? You won’t have to do anything. After the 6-days lapses, you’ll be charged and officially enrolled in your Novicate Program.
How to make the most out of the trial? We recommend you complete at least x1 full content set (eg: watch theory lesson with theory booklet, complete questions and watch tutorial for the same topic).

How to sign-up for a Free Trial?

It’s easy. We only offer free-trials for our comprehensive programs (Gold or Silver). You can sign-up by emailing us here - novicateacademy@gmail.com

The Free trial form asks for my payment details, why?

Our super secure payment service (Stripe) asks for your payment details. This is so that if you find you love your Novicate program, you can be seamlessly officially enrolled after the 6-day trial lapses. BUT remember you can always easily cancel your trial and not enrol.

Don’t absolutely love the program? Email us (novicateacademy@gmail.com) before 6-days ends with the subject title [FREE TRIAL CANCEL - (your full name)] and you won't be charged.

Why do free trials not include the live zoom classes?

We respect our students’ time and want to make sure every live zoom session we host is the best experience ever. Having uncommitted trialling students hopping in zoom sessions each week will cause disruptions. Once you’re officially enrolled, you’ll receive a warm welcome to your tutorial class!

What does paying an “instalment” mean?

For Novicate’s comprehensive packages, you pay the full year fee ($1500-200) in  x4 smaller portions across a 6 week time frame.

  • Sign up = 1st payment

  • 2 weeks after = 2nd payment

  • 4 weeks after = 3rd payment

  • 6 weeks after = 4th and last payment

This exists to help some families and students where paying the lump sum up front can be challenging. By paying the full year fee you get full VCE Training Portal access, a cheaper total price AND the bonus revision programs valued at $89 each.

What are the pricing for Gold and Silver Programs?
Do I get a discount if I refer a friend? 🎁

Of course 🎁
If a friend joins our tutoring program:

  • We’ll give you a generous (~$200) credit) per student that signs up

  • Refer 2 students to the program and get $500 credit 💯


If you refer before you sign-up to the program:
Send novicateacademy@gmail.com the program(s) you want to enrol in, your name and the full list of friends you're signing up with formatted like this:

  • Person #1: Full name, phone number, email

  • Person #2: Full name, phone number, email

  • And so on...


If you refer after you sign up and would like the credit added to your account (so you have discounts for your future payments) then:
Send novicateacademy@gmail.com your full name, program enrolled in and the full list of friends you've enrolled (Person #1: Full Name)

Do I get a discount if I sign-up to a revision event with a friend ? 🎁

Of course 🎁 Lots of our past students have loved found our revision crams and tutoring programs so helpful they tell all their friends about it!
If you sign up with a friend:

  • Join as group of 2: Everyone get's 10% OFF

  • Join as group of 3: Everyone get's 20% OFF

  • Join as group of 4: Everyone get's 40% OFF

If a friend joins our tutoring program:

  • We’ll give you a generous (~$200) credit) per student that signs up

  • Refer 2 students to the program and get $500 credit 💯

To redeem your discount code - send novicateacademy@gmail.com the program(s) you want to enrol in, your name and the full list of friends you're signing up with formatted like this:

  • Person #1: Full name, phone number, email

  • Person #2: Full name, phone number, email

  • And so on...

Revision FAQs

How long do I have access to the program resources?

Both live ticket and recorded package students will have until the end of the VCE final exam period

Where is the live workshop held?

Via zoom. It's recorded so you can review it again, and again, and again. Feel free to binge our videos (we think they're better than Netflix)

If I need more help outside of the tutorial classes how can I get this?

You’ll get access to the public Novicate discord. There you’ll be able to post questions and get personalised answers from Novicate's Top 0.1% Tutors.
However, we also have a VIP discord community for our tutoring enrolled students. Our tutors are much more active there and respond within a few hours. If you’re after more-involved tutoring support and our VCE Training Portal access, then we recommend enquiring about our weekly tutoring programs

What is the 100% MONEY BACK guarantee? Why are you doing this?

The 100% MONEY BACK guarantee states that if you finish the program and don't feel more confident and more ready for your exams, then simply reach out to us by email (novciateacademy@gmail.com) and you'll get your money back.
You'll need to have: Shown you actually gave the workshop a go. Eg: Took part in the session/completed the questions.
We're doing this because VCE is a stressful time. And you should only be paying for tutors and educators who actually help make your VCE journey easier. That's why we have the guarantee.

What is the Mock Day?

Novicate’s annual Mock Day event is a perfect opportunity for students in the middle of their exam revision to test their exam performance and learn how to improve.
The Novicate Mock Day includes:
✅ Simulated mock exam conditions via zoom
✅ Exam review session after lunch: Slides with summary tables, highlighted key words per concept and more
✅ Final exam tips and tricks
✅ Take-home exam answer book
✅ The exam review will be recorded to review again afterwards

How does the live ticket vs revision package differ?

It's simple! The only difference is attending the live workshop via zoom for live ticket students vs. not for revision package students.

I want to attend multiple Novicate revision cram workshops. How do I get a discount?

Of course! We're so happy to hear you want to attend more than one Novicate workshop. If you’d like to attend 3+ revision events, it’s more affordable to buy our VCE Revision “Made Easy” program which includes access to all x5 revision events for your subject.
If you’ve already purchased a single event ticket but would now like to upgrade, reach out to us to get sorted (novicateacademy@gmail.com).

Do I get a discount if I sign-up to a revision event with a friend ? 🎁

Of course 🎁 Lots of our past students have loved found our revision crams and tutoring programs so helpful they tell all their friends about it!
If you sign up with a friend:

  • Join as group of 2: Everyone get's 10% OFF

  • Join as group of 3: Everyone get's 20% OFF

  • Join as group of 4: Everyone get's 40% OFF

If a friend joins our tutoring program:

  • We’ll give you a generous (~$200) credit) per student that signs up

  • Refer 2 students to the program and get $500 credit 💯

To redeem your discount code - send novicateacademy@gmail.com the program(s) you want to enrol in, your name and the full list of friends you're signing up with formatted like this:

  • Person #1: Full name, phone number, email

  • Person #2: Full name, phone number, email

  • And so on...

Do I get a discount if I sign-up to a revision event with a friend ? 🎁

Of course 🎁 Lots of our past students have loved found our revision crams and tutoring programs so helpful they tell all their friends about it!
If you sign up with a friend:

  • Join as group of 2: Everyone get's 10% OFF

  • Join as group of 3: Everyone get's 20% OFF

  • Join as group of 4: Everyone get's 40% OFF

If a friend joins our tutoring program:

  • We’ll give you a generous (~$200) credit) per student that signs up

  • Refer 2 students to the program and get $500 credit 💯

To redeem your discount code - send novicateacademy@gmail.com the program(s) you want to enrol in, your name and the full list of friends you're signing up with formatted like this:

  • Person #1: Full name, phone number, email

  • Person #2: Full name, phone number, email

  • And so on...

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