Notice to Schools 102/2017 − 13 September 2017

2017 VCAA Special Provision Review (Specific Learning Disorders) - stakeholder consultation

Principals/Directors, VCE and VCAL Coordinators

Main Points

During 2017, the VCAA has focused on reviewing the categories of Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) and Significant Health Impairment (with specific consideration to Mental Health conditions).

Advisory groups for each category considered the issues and information collected via consultation with stakeholders.

Meetings for the SLD Advisory Group have concluded, with a number of recommendations being endorsed by the VCAA Board for wider consultation.

The VCAA encourages and welcomes stakeholder feedback and comment on the recommendations.

Feedback can be provided via an online survey.

The online survey will be available on the Special Provision Review page on the VCAA website from Thursday 14 September to Thursday 28 September.

Action Required

Principals/Directors should:

  • ensure VCE and VCAL Coordinators, relevant school personnel, parents and students are made aware recommendations from the 2017 VCAA Special Provision Review SLD Advisory Group are available for wider consultation.
  • ensure stakeholders are made aware they can provide feedback via an online survey.

Critical Dates

Thursday 14 September - Thursday 28 September 2017

Additional Information

Direct queries to