Notice to Schools 72/2017 − 19 July 2017

Application for 2018 enrolment in Second Languages and Chinese Language, Culture and Society Units 3 and 4

Principals/Directors, VASS Administrators, VCE and VCAL Coordinators

Main Points

The 2018 application forms for VCE Second Language Units 3 and 4 Chinese, Chinese Advanced, Chinese Language, Culture and Society, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese are now available as VASS downloads and also on the VCE forms page.

Chinese Language, Culture and Society Units 3 and 4 have been introduced as a VCE Language study with specific entry requirements.  Applications for enrolment in 2018 are to be included as part of the senior secondary enrolment processes. This study lets students strengthen their communication skills in Modern Standard Chinese and learn about aspects of the culture, history and social structures of Chinese-speaking communities through the medium of English.

Students are required to complete the forms and provide all required supporting documentation before the application is sent to the VCAA Student Records and Results Unit for assessing.

A student's eligibility will appear on the 2018 VASS database from mid October 2017, under the menu Student Program > VCE Reports > Second Language Applications. Click on 'Run Second Language Application Report'. If the application has not been approved, an 'N' will appear under the 'Eligible' column on VASS.

Applications are due by Friday 20 October 2017. Late applications will only be accepted if there are extenuating circumstances. The application process is managed to strict timelines to help schools manage their enrolments and classes. It is the responsibility of a student's home school to manage this application process within the set time frame.

Schools will not receive any correspondence if the student has been granted approval to study their requested Second Language or Chinese Language, Culture and Society. The VCAA will only notify VCE coordinators and/or VASS administrators via email if the student has not been approved. It is important to advise students of the outcome immediately so they are aware of their eligibility status to enrol in their requested Second Language in 2018.

Action Required

Principals/Directors should:

  • prioritise the 2018 application process by ensuring all forms for VCE Unit 3 and 4 Chinese, Chinese Advanced, Chinese Language, Culture and Society , Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese Second Language are submitted by the due date.

Critical Dates

Friday 20 October 2017 – Applications are due at the VCAA.

Additional Information

For VASS queries, contact VASS Operations: (03) 9032 1758 or 1800 623 681, fax (03) 9032 1591 or  vass.support@edumail.vic.gov.au .

For enrolments and results queries, contact Student Records and Results on (03) 9032 1756, 9032 1755 or 9032 1754, fax (03) 9032 1591 or student.records@edumail.vic.gov.au .