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November

VCAA Bulletin No 14 (pdf - 332.62kb)

  • VCE Extended Investigation and the Critical Thinking Test
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) at transition to school
    • Supporting Reciprocal Visits
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • NAPLAN
      • Future test dates
      • NAPLAN 2015 Data Service professional development workshops
      • NAPLAN Writing Test Markers required for 2016
    • On Demand
      • New program release (Build 97)
      • Item Bank Calibration
      • Victorian Curriculum and On Demand
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • New VCE studies for implementation in 2016
      • Study designs for implementation in 2016
      • Advice for Teachers
      • Review of VCE studies in 2016
      • Implementation briefings
      • Applications for VCE State Reviewer positions
      • School-based Assessment Audit
      • School-assessed Tasks professional learning sessions
      • 2016 VCE Drama and Theatre Studies Units 3–4 Playlist
      • Consultation for proposed new VCE study: VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society
      • Digital publication of Advice for Teachers for revised VCE Mathematical Methods Study Design 2016–2018
    • Assessment
      • 2015 VCE Examinations Survey
      • CCAFL Languages
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • VCAL Showcase 2015
    • Nominations for VCAL Achievement Awards 2015 closing soon
    • 2015 VCAL Awards judging panel
    • Themed VCAL in 2016
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • VCE VET Health program
    • VCE VET Community Services program
    • VCE VET Integrated Technologies program
    • VCE VET Professional Development
    • Unique Student Identifier reminder
    • VCE VET Program Summary and updates for 2016
    • VCE VET State Reviewers for 2016
    • Credit into the VCE or VCAL for SWL or School-based Apprenticeships/Traineeships
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Delivery of VCE and VCAL Results Package to schools
    • Enrolment 6 data due
    • Final check of 2015 VCE School-based Assessment scores and ‘Non S’ unit results
    • Important Administrative Dates and Assessment Schedule for 2016
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Analysing your school’s VCE results
    • New VASS Users
    • VET Development Centre VET in Schools
    • VCE VET Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
    • VCE VET Sport and Recreation
    • VCE Psychology Teacher Survey

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October

VCAA Bulletin No 13 (pdf - 667.64kb)

  • Victorian Curriculum F-10 launch
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Assessment for Learning Tool: Early Years Planning Cycle
    • Protecting Children – Mandatory Reporting
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN Writing Test Markers required for 2016
      • 2015 Data Service professional development workshops
    • On Demand
      • New On Demand release (Build 97)
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • Review of VCE study designs: Consultation closed
      • Higher Education studies in 2016
      • VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies
      • VCE Extended Investigation
      • VCE Computing Informatics: Software tools and functions
      • VCE Computing Software Development: Programming requirements for 2016
    • Assessment
      • Use of technology in 2016 VCE Mathematics examinations
      • Written examination advice and instructions
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • VCAL Quality Assurance Panel vacancies for 2016
    • VCAL Achievement Awards nominations
    • VCAL Induction 2015
    • Themed VCAL in 2016
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media: Top Designs 2016 applications
    • Revised VCE VET Integrated Technologies
    • Revised VCE VET Information and Communications Technology program
    • Revised VCE VET Business program
    • Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship)
    • Recognition of higher level VET qualifications within the VCE and VCAL
    • VCE VET scored assessment audit
    • 2015 VCAA and DET VET and VCAL Briefings
    • VET professional development
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • On Track 2015 – Post Year 12 destination data publication
    • Change to the Student Personal Details form
    • Student access to 2015 results
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Early Childhood: Mandatory reporting
    • NAPLAN Data Service
    • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media: PixelEd
    • VET Development Centre: VET in Schools
    • 2015 VET and VCAL Briefings
    • Student workshops at the Centre for Contemporary Photography

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September

VCAA Bulletin No 12 (pdf - 395.34kb)

  • Victorian student wins 2015 PESA National final
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Review and update of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • NAPLAN
      • Early delivery of 2015 NAPLAN Data Service and Student Reports
      • Student Reports
      • Access to students’ NAPLAN Writing test images
      • NAPLAN Data Service
      • NAPLAN Data Service professional development workshops
    • On Demand
      • 2015 introductory On Demand Testing workshops
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • VCE Extended Investigation 2016: Induction seminar for schools
      • VCE Algorithmics (Higher Education Scored Study)
      • Advice for Teachers publications for revised and new VCE studies available
      • Higher Education studies in 2016
      • 2016 VCE Literature Text List amendment
      • VCE English/EAL and Literature Text Advisory Panels Applications
      • VCE Food and Technology: School-assessed Task Assessment Criteria
      • Consultation for proposed study designs ends
      • 2016 VCE Philosophy Text List correction
    • Assessment
      • Exam supervisor training
      • Examination instructions and other materials
      • Approved materials for VCE examinations
      • 2015 VCE examination centres and Special Examination Arrangements
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • 2015 VCAL Achievement Awards
    • 2015 Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Scholarships
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • WorldSkills VETiS Regional Competitions
    • VCE VET Program updates
    • VCE VET Automotive
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Student addresses and validation
    • School Indicative External Assessment Grades for the 2015 VCE performance exams
    • Reporting the death of a student
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) National Conference: Racing Into History

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August

VCAA Bulletin No 11 (pdf - 696kb) 

  • NAPLAN 2015 reports delivered early
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Update and review of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
    • Twilight Seminar resources
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • NAPLAN
      • Important dates for 2016
      • NAPLAN reporting packages
      • Access to students’ NAPLAN Writing test images
      • NAPLAN Data Service 2015
      • NAPLAN Data Service professional development workshops
      • Writing test markers required for 2016
    • On Demand
      • System upgrades
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • VCE Philosophy text list correction
      • VCE English/EAL 2016–2020 study design: Text selection clarification
      • Text nomination process for VCE English/EAL and VCE Literature
      • Consultation for proposed revised VCE study designs
      • Review of VCE study designs: Consultation closed
      • 2016 Global Politics study design now available
    • Assessment
      • VCE Written Examinations 2015: Assessor training meeting dates
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • Important dates for 2015
    • VCAL contact details
    • 2014 VCAL Achievement Awards video
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Recognition of higher level VET qualifications within the VCE and VCAL
    • Unique Student Identifier (USI) requirements
    • Minor review of VCE VET Business
    • Minor review of VCE VET Information
    • Communication and Technology (ICT)
    • Assessment Plans for VCE VET scored programs
    • VCE VET Applied Language
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Submission of SIAR 2
    • Enrolment 4 data
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Supporting EAL in the Early Years (Birth to Six Years)
    • Art Education Victoria
    • VCE Chemistry implementation briefings

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July

VCAA Bulletin No 10 (pdf - 379.37kb)

  • EAL: Supporting children and families with transitions
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Executive function and self-regulation skills in the early years
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • NAPLAN
      • Important dates for 2016
      • Reporting NAPLAN 2015 results
      • NAPLAN Data Service Professional Development Workshops
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • VCE Classical Studies 2016
      • VCE Philosophy 2016
      • VCE Texts and Traditions 2016
      • Revised VCE studies to be implemented in 2016
      • New VCE studies in 2016
      • Implementation briefing videos now available
    • Assessment
      • 2015 VCE Theatre Studies Stagecraft examination
      • 2016 VCE examination periods
      • 2016 written examination development panels
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • New VCAL providers in 2016
    • 2014 VCAL Achievement Awards video
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Extension to Victorian state accredited curriculum for VCE VET Automotive
    • VCE VET IDM and VCE VET ICT professional development
    • VET Enrolment 3 deadline
    • Industry Pathways in the VCE or VCAL
    • 2016 VCE VET written examination development panels
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Submission of Enrolment 3 data
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • New VASS users
    • Geelong Visual Arts network meeting
    • Looking Back, Heading Forward: HTAV Annual Conference
    • PixelEd Annual Industry Dinner for VCE VET IDM and VCE VET ICT trainers

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June

VCAA Bulletin No 9 (pdf - 379.37kb)

  • Where to Now? 2016 in two digital formats
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Twilight Seminar 4: Developing thinking skills through engagement in the Arts
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • SchoolMate
    • NAPLAN
      • Thank you to schools
      • Marking the NAPLAN Writing Test
      • Security measures and audit visits to schools for the NAPLAN
    • On Demand Assessment
      • On Demand technology upgrade and cross-browser student test player
      • AusVELS Item Development workshops for English and Mathematics
      • Sign up for On Demand
      • NAPLAN Helpdesk
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • VCE Algorithmics (HESS)
      • Pilot of VCE English as an Additional Language (EAL) Listening to Texts online examination
      • VCE implementation briefings for Mathematics and History
      • VCE Health and Human Development: Clarification of Nutrition Australia Healthy Eating Pyramid
      • VCE Extended Investigation information session
      • Consultation for proposed VCE Art, Studio Arts, Texts and Traditions and Music study designs
      • VCE Art and Studio Arts draft study design information session
    • Assessment
      • Information for students about the General Achievement Test (GAT)
      • Delivery procedures for GAT examination centre messages
      • GAT observer visits
      • Exam centre arrangements for VCE
      • 2015 VCE examination timetable
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • VALA professional development
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Initial meeting for the redevelopment of the VCE VET Community Services and VCE VET Health programs
    • VET professional development
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • VCAL certification at midyear
    • Submission of SIAR 1: Scores for Algorithmics (HESS) and Studio Arts VCE Unit 3 School-assessed Tasks
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Early Years Twilight Seminar 4
    • VCE Algorithmics (HESS)
    • Professional learning for English teachers
    • HTAV Annual Conference
    • Bringing the Science of Learning into the Classroom
    • Fully funded VET professional development
    • Breaking the Mould: Contemporary learning in action

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May

VCAA Bulletin No. 8 (pdf - 289.55kb)

  • The VCE in China: Strengthening Victoria education through international partnerships
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
    • Plain English Speaking Awards 2015
    • 2015 VCE Leadership Awards
    • 2015 Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship for Performance winners
  • EARLY YEARS
    • New date for Twilight Seminar Series 4
    • Consultation: Transitions to school
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN 2015
      • NAPLAN Helpdesk
    • On Demand Assessment
      • On Demand technology upgrade and cross-browser student test player
      • AusVELS Item Development workshops for English and Mathematics
      • Sign up for On Demand
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • Consultation register reminder
      • New VCE language studies in development: Karen and Vietnamese First Language
      • VCE Extended Investigation
      • Implementation briefings for new and revised VCE studies
    • Assessment
      • Scheduling survey reminder
      • Examination specifications and sample materials: New and revised studies
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • VCAL Achievement Awards 2014
    • VALA professional development
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
    • Vocational Education Reference Group: Expressions of interest
    • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media: Software programs and operating systems
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Changes to VCAA fees and charges for 2015
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • GTAV and HTAV conference: Geography and History F–6
    • HTAV Annual Conference
    • Professional learning for English teachers
    • Early Years Twilight Seminar Series 4
    • Breaking the Mould: Contemporary learning in action

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April

VCAA Bulletin No. 7 (pdf - 473.04kb)

  • Reclaiming and reviving Aboriginal Languages in South-Western Victoria
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
    • Season of Excellence 2015 update
      • Top Designs is now open
      • Top Acts invitation
      • Top Screen breaks box-office records
    • Plain English Speaking Award 2015
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Twilight Seminar Series
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN Helpdesk
      • Student participation in NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN Test Administration website
      • Delivery of the NAPLAN 2015 test packages
      • Genre for the NAPLAN 2015 Writing Test
      • NAPLAN test observation visits
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • Revised study designs for VCE Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics and Psychology
      • VCE Classical Studies: Classical Works advisory panel expressions of interest
      • Consultation register reminder
      • Implementation briefings for new and revised VCE studies
      • VCE Theatre Studies Playlist update
    • Assessment
      • VCE Drama and Theatre Studies examinations
      • Examination specifications and sample materials: New and revised studies
      • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media examinations
      • 2015 General Achievement Test and VCE written examination timetable
      • 2015 Assessor applications and training meetings
      • Assessors for 2015 General Achievement Test (GAT)
      • Assessors for 2015 VCE Performance and Languages oral examinations
      • Information for principals about assessors
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • VCAL Achievement Awards 2014
    • 2015 Quality Assurance arrangements
    • VALA professional development
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Enrolment advice for VCE VET Electrical Industry
    • Review of Permission to Teach Policy
    • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media: Software programs and operating systems
    • VCE VET programs under review in 2015
    • Minor reviews for VCE VET programs
    • Victorian Training Awards
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • 2015 Important Administrative Dates and 2015 Assessment Schedule updates
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Implementation briefings for new and revised VCE studies
    • Early Years: Twilight Seminar Series 2015
    • 2015 VALA conference Breaking the Mould: Contemporary learning in action
  • BULLETIN BOARD
    • John Button School Prize 2015
    • Royal Melbourne Show School Excursion Program

     

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    March

    VCAA Bulletin No. 6 (pdf - 260.07kb)

    • Digital technologies unplugged
    • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
      • 2015 Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship for Composition
      • 2015 VCE Leadership Awards are now open
      • Season of Excellence 2015
        • Top Class concert tickets on sale
        • Top Screen programs for schools
        • Top Designs and StArt Up: Top Arts open in March
    • EARLY YEARS
      • Twilight Seminar: Early years assessment practice in multidisciplinary networks
    • FOUNDATION–10
      • NAPLAN
        • NAPLAN Test Administration website
        • NAPLAN Equating Study
        • NAPLAN Data Service
      • On Demand Testing
        • AusVELS item development workshops: English and Mathematics Expression of Interest
    • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
      • Curriculum
        • Implementation briefings for new and revised VCE Studies
        • VCE Physical Education
        • VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies
        • VCE Global Politics consultation
        • 2014 VCE School-assessed Coursework reports
        • Revised study designs for VCE Mathematics, VCE History, VCE Sciences and study design for new VCE Bridging EAL
        • VCE Drama Playlist update
        • VCE Philosophy text list update
        • 2015 School-based Assessment audit
      • Assessment
        • Special Provision policy and procedures
        • 2015 GAT centres, appointment of supervisors and principal's agreement
        • VCE assessor applications
        • Training for the conduct and administration of 2015 VCE external assessments
    • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
      • Quality Assurance arrangements for 2015
    • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
      • Duplication between VCE Languages and VET Language Qualifications policy update
      • VCE VET professional development
      • Victorian Training Awards
      • VCE VET State Reviewers
      • Updated electives for VCE VET Community Services
      • Examination specifications for VCE VET Hospitality
      • Examination specifications for VCE VET Equine Studies
    • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
      • 2015 Important Administrative Dates and 2015 Assessment Schedule updates
    • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      • Early Years Twilight Seminars
      • Selecting texts for the English classroom
      • VCE VET Scored Assessment workshops
      • VCE VET Furnishing implementation workshop
    • BULLETIN BOARD
      • VET in Schools professional development
      • Student Summit @ Cisco Live
      • VCE Unit 3 History and International Baccalaureate student lectures
      • NGV: The Art of History − World War I and II
      • Professional learning at the NGV: VCE English texts

     

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    February

    VCAA Bulletin No. 5 (pdf - 472.49kb)

    • Technology and curriculum: A lifetime of change
    • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
    • EARLY YEARS
      • Review and Evaluation of the Inquiry to Implementation Project (IIP)
      • VCAA Twilight Seminar
      • Early Years Exchange No. 14
    • FOUNDATION–10
      • Curriculum
        • Release of Sample Program for Year 7 Mathematics
      • Assessment
        • NAPLAN
        • On Demand
    • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
      • Curriculum
        • New VCE study designs for implementation in 2015
        • Revised and reaccredited study designs for implementation in 2016
        • Implementation briefings for revised studies
        • Minor review of VCE Global Politics
        • 2015 VCAA Consultation Register now open
        • Audit and review of School-based Assessment in 2015
        • 2015 VCE study design wall chart
        • VCE Dance
        • VCE Drama and Theatre Studies
        • VCE Music Investigation and Music Performance
        • VCE Music Style and Composition Externally-assessed Task
        • VCE English/EAL and Literature
        • School-assessed Tasks professional learning sessions
        • New School-based Assessment audit process
        • Accreditation periods for VCE studies: Effective 1 January 2015
        • VCE Algorithmics (HESS)
        • VCE Food and Technology: State authorities update
        • VCE Health and Human Development: Clarification of the WHO agenda
      • Assessment
        • 2015 VCE Examination Periods
        • Examination materials: new and revised studies
        • Amended examination specifications
        • VCE Indigenous Languages of Victoria: Revival and Reclamation examination specifications and format amendments
        • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media – Software programs 2015
        • VCE State Reviewers: Application for positions 2015-2016
    • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
      • 2014 VCAL Achievement Awards judging panel
    • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
      • Specific enrolment advice for VCE VET programs in 2015
      • Status of VCE VET programs for 2015
      • Coursework Audit 2014
      • Scored Assessment Workshops
      • Material to support scored assessment
      • November 2014 Statewide Briefings
      • 2015 SWL information for VCE VET programs
      • SBAT flags on Block Credit (VFE) enrolments on VASS
      • ATAR contributions from Block Credit Recognition (VFE) enrolments
      • USI and VET in Schools update
      • VCE VET Professional Development
      • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media – Software programs 2015
    • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
      • VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2015
    • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      • VCE School leaders briefings 2015
      • VCE VET Scored Assessment Workshops
      • Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) Forum
      • VCE VET Furnishing Implementation Workshop
      • VCE School-assessed Tasks professional learning sessions
    • BULLETIN BOARD
      • Reading Matters 2015
      • Student Summit @ Cisco Live

     

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