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Research and Statistics

The VCAA Data Analysis, Measurement and Reporting unit manages a wide range of research and statistical information regarding the operation and conduct of curriculum and assessment activities in the Victorian education system.

Materials in this section of the site will be enhanced in the future, providing access to both detailed, specific data and trends across several years.

This page links to currently available statistical resources on this website and related websites.

The VCAA publishes extensive enrolment and assessment outcome information to inform the public. The VCAA welcomes and encourages the use of this information by the public with the goal of improved outcomes for students in Victoria.

At the same time, VCAA wishes to ensure the information is used appropriately, to avoid erroneous conclusions. For instance, the assessment results for one year should not be used in any way to predict results for students in subsequent years. Each year’s assessments results, both for school based and external (Examinations), will vary due to different assessments being used and different populations of students participating in the assessment.

 

Senior Secondary research: VCE, VCAL and VET

Senior Secondary Statistics - index
Statistics on student performance in each VCE, VCE VET and VCAL area of study. This section contains the past five years of available data.

Senior Secondary Completion and Achievement Information
provides a wide range of data on school programs and student outcomes, including completion rates, median study scores and percentages of study scores of 40 and over for all schools delivering the VCE. Annual data since 2003 are also provided.

Senior Secondary certificate statistical information
details student performance in each senior secondary certificate assessment undertaken in a given year. Includes information about VCE, VCAL and Training in Schools (VETiS).

Related resources

DET Information resources (www.education.vic.gov.au)
This page on the Department of Education and Training site provides access to research publications and statistical data.

On Track (www.education.vic.gov.au)
On Track, a State Government initiative, helps young people make the transition from school to further education, training and work. On Track also includes a research component to provide a comprehensive picture of what happens to young people after they leave school. The OnTrack Destination Data (www.education.vic.gov.au/sensecyouth/ontrack/data.htm) provides post-Year 12 destination data since 2003.

Schools and Study Search
this service is a listing of which Victorian schools offer subjects including VCE, VCAL, VET, full fee paying and International Baccalaureate.

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) (www.vtac.edu.au)
The VTAC website provides analysis of statistics about offers, enrolments and deferments of tertiary places in Victoria.