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VCAA Authorisation process for VCE or VCAL delivery

Any education and training provider applying to become a Senior Secondary Provider must be authorised by the VCAA, the accredited owner of the Victorian Certificate of Education and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Education and Training Reform Act 2006, Schedule 2.5.3).

Providers applying for authorisation to deliver VCE or VCAL must demonstrate capacity to comply with the associated minimum standards for registration and the conditions set by the VCAA (Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007, Schedule 7.3.3).

In addition, the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 requires all education and training providers in Victoria to be registered by the VRQA before they can offer and deliver an accredited senior secondary course. Information on registration is available on the VRQA website.

Where to apply for authorisation to deliver VCE

School providers who intend to deliver the VCE must provide evidence for authorisation as part of the registration application to the VRQA. The VRQA will apply to the VCAA for authorisation on the school's behalf. See: process information and evidence required for authorisation.

Non-school providers apply directly to the VCAA for authorisation before making any registration application to the VRQA under the following three categories:

  1. New VCE Provider (including initial studies for delivery)
  2. Additional VCE studies for provider's VCE program
  3. Re-authorisation associated with VRQA re-registration

See: process information and evidence required for authorisation.

Single course providers of VCE Languages, Music or Drama apply directly to the relevant VCAA unit. See: process information and evidence required for authorisation.

Where to apply for authorisation to deliver VCAL

School providers who intend to deliver VCAL must provide evidence for authorisation to the VCAA. See: process information and evidence required for authorisation

Non-school providers apply directly to the VCAA for authorisation before making any registration application to the VRQA under the following three categories:

  1. New VCAL Provider
  2. Additional VCAL levels for provider’s VCAL program
  3. Re-authorisation associated with VRQA re-registration

See: process information and evidence required for authorisation