Notice to Schools 16/2017 − 22 February 2017

Training for the conduct and administration of 2017 VCE external assessments

Principals/Directors, VCE Examination Centre Coordinators

Main Points

It is a VCAA requirement that all newly appointed chief supervisors attend training prior to starting their role.

Training sessions will be held between Monday 1 May and Thursday 4 May 2017 at the VCAA Assessment Centre, Coburg.

Newly appointed chief supervisors responsible for the conduct and administration of 2017 VCE external assessments, including the General Achievement Test (GAT), VCE written examinations and the Extended Investigation Critical Thinking Test, must attend one of the available training sessions.

If a new chief supervisor was appointed immediately prior to the 2016 VCE written examinations and did not attend the October 2016 training session for new chief supervisors, they must also attend.

School personnel who are responsible for the conduct and administration of VCE external assessments, and are new to this role, should also attend a training session (even if their school has an ongoing, experienced chief supervisor).

Experienced school personnel responsible for the conduct and administration of VCE external assessments are encouraged to accompany their newly appointed chief supervisor to a training session.

Register for the training session through Trumba. If registering more than one person for training, you will need to use a separate email address for each person.

Action Required

Principals/Directors should:

  • ensure new chief supervisors are registered to attend a training session
  • ensure school personnel who are responsible for the conduct and administration of VCE external assessments and new to this role also attend a training session.

Critical Dates

Friday 31 March 2017 − Closing date for registrations

Monday 1 May to Thursday 4 May 2017 − Training sessions will be held

Additional Information

New chief supervisors will be paid to attend training. The payment will be included in the amount sent to schools for supervision of the GAT. Chief supervisors travelling from regional areas will be paid an additional amount.