Notice to Schools 73/2017 − 19 July 2017

Last day for withdrawal of VCE Unit 4 and Units of Competency for VCE VET scored Unit 3–4 sequences

Principals/Directors, VASS Administrators and VCE, VCAL and VET Coordinators

Main Points

Schools are reminded that Monday 24 July 2017 is the last day for VCE unit 4 or VCE VET scored Unit 3–4 Unit of Competency withdrawals. After this date VASS will not allow students to be withdrawn from VCE Unit 4 studies or Units of Competency for VCE VET scored Unit 3−4 sequences.

Please note that withdrawing a student from a VCE Unit 4 study may affect a student’s eligibility to complete the VCE or VCAL in 2017. Schools should run VCE and VCAL student eligibility reports for students prior to any records being changed. This will ensure that students who intend to complete a senior secondary certificate in 2017 will be able to meet the eligibility requirements.

Schools should be attentive when selecting an appropriate VET Assessing Group; this is where the delivery of VET curriculum and assessment is taking place.  The Assessing Group will be used to define which moderation group students will be placed into for the purposes of Statistical moderation, when undertaking a scored VCE VET Unit 3–4 program. The selection of the correct Assessing Group is therefore important if students are not to be potentially disadvantaged.

Schools should also take care when withdrawing students from VCE Unit 4 studies as a late fee may apply if a student is incorrectly withdrawn and needs to be reinstated in the Unit 4 study.

The only withdrawals allowed after this date are those made on compassionate grounds where an application has been made by the school and approved by the VCAA. Applications must be supported by current medical or environmental evidence.

Action Required

Principals/Directors should:

  •  ensure that VCE Unit 4 or VCE VET scored Unit 3-4 Unit of competency withdrawals are actioned on VASS by the due date.

Critical Dates

Monday 24 July 2017 – Last day for VCE Unit 4 or VCE VET scored Unit 3–4 Units of Competency withdrawals.

Additional Information

Refer to the Last day for VCE Unit 4 or VCE VET scored unit 3-4 UoC withdrawals (docx - 73.71kb).

For VASS queries, contact VASS Operations: (03) 9032 1758 or 1800 623 681, fax (03) 9032 1591 or .

For enrolments and results queries, contact Student Records and Results on (03) 9032 1756, 9032 1755 or 9032 1754, fax (03) 9032 1591 or .