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November

VCAA Bulletin No. 24 November 2016

  • Victorian VET students shine at WorldSkills 2016
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • New Wellbeing Assessment Resource
    • Maths in the Early Years
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • Curriculum
      • Consultation delayed on Victorian Curriculum F–10 English as an Additional Language
      • Register now for Term 4 online professional learning
    • NAPLAN
      • Future test dates
      • NAPLAN Writing test markers required for 2017
      • 2016 NAPLAN Data Service professional development workshops
      • On Demand and the Victorian Curriculum
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • 2016 School-based Assessment Audit
      • VCE Accounting: Extension to accreditation period
      • New VCE study in 2017 – Chinese Language, Culture and Society Units 1 and 2
      • VCE Karen Units 3 and 4
      • Changes to VCE Vietnamese
      • Revised and new VCE studies to be implemented in 2017
      • Review of VCE studies in 2017
      • Expression of Interest: VCE study review panels in 2017
      • Implementation briefings
      • Advice for Teachers: Food Studies
      • VCE Literature: Study design amendment
      • VCE Drama and Theatre Studies 2017 Playlist
      • 2017 School-assessed Tasks professional learning sessions
      • Changes to the English requirement for satisfactory completion of VCE
      • Applications for 2017 VCE State Reviewer positions
    • Assessment
      • 2016 VCE Examinations Survey
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • VCAL Showcase 2016
    • VCAL Quality Assurance Panel 2017
    • VCAL Induction
    • Nominations for VCAL Achievement Awards 2016
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Update on new qualifications
    • Update on VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management
    • New VCE VET Hair and Beauty program
    • VCE VET Applied Language
    • 2016 VET Statewide Workshops
    • VCE VET Program Summary and updates for 2017
    • VCE VET State Reviewer vacancies for 2017
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Delivery of VCE/VCAL results package to schools
    • Submission of Enrolment 6 data
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • VCE School leaders briefings 2017
    • Analysing your school’s VCE results
    • VET Furnishing program
    • 2016 VATE State Conference
    • 2016 ACHPER Conference
    • Newly appointed VASS users
  • BULLETIN BOARD
    • VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society
    • Chunky Move: Anti-Gravity

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October

VCAA Bulletin No. 23 October 2016

  • New F–10 curriculum for Victorian Aboriginal languages
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Early Years Twilight Seminar Series 2016–2017
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • Curriculum
      • Online professional learning sessions
      • Consultation on Victorian Curriculum F–10 English as an Additional Language
    • NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN Writing test markers required for 2017
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • Review of VCE study designs: Consultation closed
      • Higher Education in the VCE
      • VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society study design available
      • VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies
      • VCE Art revised study design: Information briefings
      • VCE Computing: Informatics
      • VCE Computing: Software Development
      • English/EAL & Literature: 2018 text nomination process
    • Assessment
      • October/November examination centre messages
      • 2016 VCE written examinations observation visits
      • 2016 Written examination advice and instructions
      • Approved materials for VCE examinations
      • Use of technology in 2017 VCE Mathematics examinations
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • Themed VCAL in 2017
    • VCAL Achievement Awards 2016
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • 2016 Statewide Workshops
    • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media: Top Designs 2017 applications
    • VCE VET Scored Assessment Audit
    • VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management reference group
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Submission of School Indicative External Assessment Grades
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • VCE VET Furnishing: Australian Furnishing Community of Practice Network
    • NAPLAN Data Service professional development workshops 2016
    • HTAV Middle Years History Conference 2016

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September

VCAA Bulletin No. 22 September 2016

  • Top Screen and beyond
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Research into early numeracy development and preschool children
    • Early Childhood Qualifications Fund
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • Victorian Curriculum F–10
      • Resources and support update
    • NAPLAN
      • Delivery of 2016 NAPLAN Data Service and Student Reports
      • Access to student NAPLAN writing test images
      • NAPLAN Data Service professional development workshops
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • 2017 Classical Studies text lists
      • VCE Study design review: Consultation extended
      • VCE English/EAL and Literature text advisory panels
      • Vietnamese Second Language: Eligibilty criteria and enrolment
      • VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society information session
      • 2016 School-based Assessment Audit
      • VCE Computing: Software Development study design correction
    • Assessment
      • Examination instructions and other materials
      • Approved materials for VCE examinations
      • 2016 VCE Examination Centres and Special Examination Arrangements
      • Training for the conduct of the 2016 VCE written examinations
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • 2016 Lynn Kosky Memorial VCAL Scholarships
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Update on new qualifications
    • VCE VET Scored Assessment Audit
    • VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Reference Group
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Validation of student addresses
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • HTAV Middle Years History Conference 2016
  • BULLETIN BOARD
    • Stakeholder survey: Stuctured Workplace Learning (SWL) service
    • Design & Technology Week 2016

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August

VCAA Bulletin No. 21 August 2016

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July

VCAA Bulletin No. 20 July 2016

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June

VCAA Bulletin No. 19 June 2016

  • Launch of the revised Victorian Early Years Development and Learning Framework
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Resources for the revised VEYLDF
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • Victorian Curriculum F–10
      • Online professional learning sessions reminder
    • NAPLAN
      • Thank you to schools
      • Marking the NAPLAN Writing Test
      • Security measures and audit visits to schools for the NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN Helpdesk
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • VCE Computing School-based Assessment
      • Implementation briefings for revised VCE studies: Study design workshops
      • Consultation for proposed study designs: VCE Algorithmics (HESS), Outdoor and Environmental Studies, Sociology and Visual Communication Design
      • VCE Health and Human Development clarification
      • VCE Dance
      • New resource Top Acts: Focus On … Dance
    • Assessment
      • Delivery procedures for GAT examination centre messages
      • GAT observation visits
      • Publication of 2016 VCE examination timetable
      • Examination centre arrangements for the 2016 VCE written examinations
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • Victorian Applied Learning Association professional development
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Marketing materials: Arrangemets for transitioning from superseded qualifications
    • Restricted credit for high level VET qualifications for 2017
    • VETNet: New site for companion volume implementation guides
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • VCAL certification at midyear
    • Submission of SIAR 1
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Interpreting Shakespeare
    • VALA Conference: Contemporary Learning for the Head, Hands and Heart
    • History Makers: HTAV 2016 conference
    • Sydney Theatre Company: School Drama
  • BULLETIN BOARD
    • Victorian Education Excellence Awards
    • ACMI Screen IT 2016: Mystery
    • 2016 WorldSkills Australia: Inspiring students
    • Artists in Schools funding 2017: July information sessions
    • Real World Maths in Action

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May

VCAA Bulletin No. 18 May 2016

  • Towards Foundation Level Victorian Curriculum
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
    • Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships for Music Performance announced
    • Plain English Speaking Award
      • Victorian PESA winner represents Australia in London
    • VCE Leadership Awards
    • Season of Excellence update
      • Top Acts 2016 reminder
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Early Years web resources
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • Victorian Curriculum F–10
      • Resources to support implementation of the Victorian Curriculum F–10
      • Online professional learning sessions reminder
      • English as an Additional Language
      • WorldSkills Australia for Year 10 students
    • NAPLAN
      • 2016 update
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • Consultation register reminder
      • 2016 School-based Assessment Audit: Stage 2
      • VCE Classical Studies: Classical Works advisory panel
      • Schools interested in offering VCE Extended Investigation in 2017
    • Assessment
      • 2016 Scheduling Survey
      • Online marking: VCE Further Mathematics Examination 2
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • VCAL Achievement Awards 2015
    • Victorian Applied Learning Association professional development
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Changes to TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • Structured Workplace Learning Reference Group
    • Reference groups for VCE VET program reviews
    • WorldSkills Australia for VET students
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Changes to VCAA fees and charges for 2016
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Interpreting Shakespeare
    • VALA Conference: Contemporary Learning for the Head, Hands and Heart
    • History Makers: HTAV 2016 conference
  • BULLETIN BOARD
    • ACMI Hothouse 2016
    • ACMI Screen IT 2016: Mystery
    • Stella Prize: Girls Write Up
    • 2016 WorldSkills Australia: Inspiring students

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April

VCAA Bulletin No. 17 April 2016

  • Languages in the Victorian Curriculum F-10
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
    • Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships for Music Performance announced
    • Plain English Speaking Awards 2016
    • Season of Excellence update
      • Top Designs is now open
      • Top Acts 2016 invitation
      • Top Screen breaks box-office records
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Becoming a Writer DVD is now available
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • Victorian Curriculum F–10
      • Online professional learning sessions
    • NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN Online
      • NAPLAN Helpdesk
      • Student participation in NAPLAN
      • Catch-up tests for students who are absent on test days
      • NAPLAN Administration website
      • Delivery of 2016 NAPLAN test packages
      • Genre for the NAPLAN 2016 Writing Test
      • NAPLAN test observation visits
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • VCE on a Northern Hemisphere timetable: Authorisation to deliver
    • Curriculum
      • Teacher focus groups: Computer-based Examinations (CBE) in VCE Mathematical Methods
      • VCE English as an Additional Language (EAL): External assessment in 2017
      • Implementation briefings
      • Study designs for implementation in 2017 published
    • Assessment
      • VCE Drama and Theatre Studies examinations
      • VCE Further Mathematics examination 2: Online marking
      • Examination materials: New and revised studies
      • 2016 VCE VET Interactive Digital Media examination software programs
      • 2016 General Achievement Test and VCE written examination timetable
      • 2016 Assessor applications and training meetings
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • New VCAL providers in 2017
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Victorian Training Awards
    • Revised examination specifications: VCE VET Information Communications and Technology and VCE VET Furnishing
    • Reference groups for VCE VET program reviews
    • Recognition of VET Further Education (FE) within the VCE and VCAL
    • Business School-based Traineeships
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Enrolment 2 data due
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Victorian Curriculum F–10
  • BULLETIN BOARD
    • Charles Dickens prize 2016
    • 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition

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March

VCAA Bulletin No. 16 (pdf - 420.05kb)

  • Supporting the new curriculum
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
    • VCE Season of Excellence 2016
      • VCE Season of Excellence and Top Screen launch
      • Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies tickets on sale
      • Top Designs and StArt Up: Top Arts open in March
    • VCE Leadership Awards 2016 applications open
    • Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships for Composition announced
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Becoming a Writer – A Digital Story
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN Test Administration Website
      • NAPLAN Online
      • NAPLAN Equating Study
    • On Demand
      • On Demand Assessment Item Development Workshops
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • 2016 VCE study design wall chart
      • VCE Literature: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
      • Consultation register reminder
      • 2016 School-based Assessment Audit
      • VCE Theatre Studies: Study design amendments
      • VCE Dance
    • Assessment
      • Examination materials: New and revised studies
      • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media (IDM) software programs for the 2016 examination
      • VCE Drama solo performance examination
      • VCE Languages: Marking descriptors for Section 3
      • 2016 GAT centres, appointment of supervisors and principal’s agreement
      • Training for the conduct and administration of 2016 VCE external assessments
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • Quality Assurance arrangements for 2016
    • Webinar: Completing a VCAL SATT
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Enrolment Advice for VCE VET Community Services: Program 2
    • Scored Assessment Workshops
    • Victorian Training Awards
    • Changes to VCE VET Programs
    • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media (IDM) update
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • Survey: 2016 VCE English, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Literature Unit 3 and 4 texts
    • Release of new VASS function
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • On Demand Testing: Content Development Workshops
    • The New Technologies Curriculum for Primary Teachers
  • BULLETIN BOARD
    • Long Tan Anniversary history competition for students
    • Creative arts at the Chinese Museum
    • International Student Exam (ÏÜYÖS-2016) for admission to Istanbul University

 

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February

VCAA Bulletin No. 15 (pdf - 472.49kb)

  • Launch of the Victorian Senior Secondary Leadership Awards
  • AWARDS AND EXCELLENCE
    • VCE Season of Excellence 2016
      • Top Screen
      • Top Class Sound
      • Top Class Dance
  • EARLY YEARS
    • Review and update of the VEYLDF 2016
    • Becoming a Writer – A Digital Story
    • Understanding and Supporting Young Writers: Research Report
    • Resources in development
    • Subscribe to the Early Years Alert
  • FOUNDATION–10
    • Curriculum
      • Revised curriculum planning and reporting guidelines published
      • Victorian Curriculum F–10: Resources and Support
      • Reminder about web resources
    • NAPLAN
      • NAPLAN 2016 Writing test information
      • Reminder for the 2016 Year 7 and Year 9 calculator-allowed numeracy tests
      • NAPLAN 2016 timetable  
      • Requests to vary NAPLAN 2016 test dates
      • NAPLAN 2016 Principals’ package
      • NAPLAN Test Administration website
      • Student registration for NAPLAN 2016
      • Student exemption and withdrawal forms for 2016
      • Ordering alternative test formats
      • Requesting permission for the use of a scribe or assistive technology
    • On Demand
      • Content Development Workshops: English and Mathematics
      • Sign up for On Demand
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
    • Curriculum
      • VCE study designs update
      • Revised and reaccredited study designs for implementation in 2016
      • Implementation briefings for revised studies
      • 2016 VCAA Consultation Register now open
      • VCE Dance
      • VCE Drama and Theatre Studies
      • VCE Music
      • Music Investigation Focus Area approval
      • VCE English/EAL and Literature
      • 2016 School-based Assessment
      • VCE Food and Technology
      • VCE Health and Human Development
      • Summary of accreditation expiry dates for VCE studies
    • Assessment
      • VCE Music Style and Composition Externally-assessed Task
      • 2016 VCE Examination periods
      • Examination materials: New and revised studies
      • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media (IDM) software programs for exams
      • VCE Languages: Marking descriptors for Section 3
      • 2016 Extended Investigation Externally-assessed Task: Written report and oral presentation rubrics
  • VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
    • Quality Assurance arrangements for 2016
    • Webinar: Completing a VCAL SATT
  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Status of VCE VET programs for 2016
    • Specific enrolment advice for VCE VET programs
    • 2016 Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) information for VCE VET programs
    • Standards for RTOs 2015: Advice on learner transition
    • Coursework Audits 2015
    • Scored Assessment Workshops
    • Material to support scored assessment
    • VCE VET State Reviewers
    • November 2015 Statewide Briefings
    • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
    • VCE VET Interactive Digital Media (IDM) in 2016
    • VCE VET Professional Development
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE
    • 2016 Closing date for Special Provision applications
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • School-assessed Tasks professional learning sessions
    • VCE VET Scored Assessment Workshops
    • VCE School leaders briefings 2016
    • Analysing your school’s VCE results 2016
    • On Demand Testing: Content Development Workshops
    • VCE History: Upcoming HTAV events
    • Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) teacher survey

 

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