There are over 100 electives available to all students at MAC. All classes are vertical classrooms: they have students from different year levels. Whilst no subject is compulsory at the school, all students at the school have chosen an English and Maths subject. This is the result of extensive course counselling and individual learning plans that take place at the school for every student.

Our conversations with students is about their learning, what they would like to learn, the importance of literacy and numeracy and the importance of breadth e.g. have I chosen a science subject, does my plan include the arts, humanities? The individual learning plans are flexible, change from year to year and require a partnership with the student’s parent/guardian. We also work backwards from the senior curriculum to map out their learning to ensure that nothing is left out.

The English and Maths classes are at the appropriate level for each individual student rather than their chronological age. Entry into pre-VCE subjects is based on students’ results and recommendation. However, if a student insists on doing a subject, we do not prevent them from attempting it, as long as it does not interfere with the learning of others or a teacher’s capacity to teach the class.

Find out more:


Subject Selection Forms:

Sample Subject Selection Forms: 



Our 2018 booklists are available now through OfficeMax. On their website you will need to enter our school name (Mount Alexander College) and the case-sensitive password 3YX3U.

Important dates:

  • 3 December 2017 - Last date for free delivery before the end of December
  • 17 December 2017 - Last date for low delivery fee ($9.95) and delivery before beginning of Term 1, 2018
  • 31 December 2017 - Last date for delivery before beginning of Term 1, 2018 (delivery fee $19.90)

Orders placed after 31 December 2018 will incur a fee of $19.90 and cannot be guaranteed to arrive before the start of Term 1, 2018


Mount Alexander College offers three languages on site: Chinese, Italian and Japanese for all year levels. Students can also study other languages, supported by the school, through Distance Education or the Victorian School of Languages.

Each year all students also have an opportunity to participate in an international tour. The tours alternate year to year from China to Italy.

Contact the school if you would like to find out more about the language program, or overseas tours.