VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2016

About the handbook

This complete guide for principals, teachers and administrators outlines all regulations, policies and procedures for the delivery of the VCE and VCAL.

Hyperlinked text (underlined with dots) is used to show policy changes and clarifications, and is linked to the VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2016: Summary of Changes, which lists all the significant changes for 2016.

In addition please see the Important Administrative Dates and the 2016 Assessment Schedule.

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The VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2016 (pdf - 1,015.41kb) has the following interactive features:

  • embedded links to external websites
  • hyperlinked text indicating a change or clarification of policy
  • interactive table of contents and index.

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Qualifications: Victorian Certificate of Education PDF (pdf - 197.28kb) | Doc (docx - 104.14kb)

VCE program components, entry requirements, eligibility for award of, atypical programs, VCE Baccalaureate

Qualifications: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning PDF (pdf - 146.44kb) | Doc (docx - 91.31kb)

VCAL program components, entry requirements, eligibility for award of, atypical programs

Qualifications: Vocational Education and Training PDF (pdf - 109.46kb) | Doc (docx - 84.54kb)

VET programs, satisfactory completion of VET programs, contribution to VCE and VCAL, documentation, Industry Pathways

Administrative information: Schools and providers PDF (pdf - 165.36kb) | Doc (docx - 112.96kb)

Schools providing the VCE or VCAL, provider obligations to the VCAA, school/provider obligations to students, when schools fail to meet their obligations to students, partnerships, maintenance of school records

Administrative information: The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority PDF (pdf - 58.69kb) | Doc (docx - 80.96kb)

About the VCAA, VCAA obligations to schools, VCAA obligations to students, VCAA Committees and Terms of Reference

Administrative information: Students PDF (pdf - 210.8kb) | Doc (docx - 114.94kb)

Registration, VCE, VCAL and VET enrolment, International Baccalaureate Registration, Year 10 students without a program, atypical enrolment (VCE or VCAL), withdrawal from study, full-fee-paying overseas students, student observance of assessment and attendance rules, rules for School-Based Assessment, breaches and investigations, student appeals against school decisions about breaches of rules, student breach of examination rules

Assessment: Satisfactory completion of units PDF (pdf - 46.5kb) | Doc (docx - 74.8kb)

Satisfactory completion of VCE, VCAL and VET units

Scored assessment: School-based Assessment PDF (pdf - 98.32kb) | Doc (docx - 85.28kb)

Authentication, scheduling assessment tasks, determining initial School-based Assessments, VCE School-assessed Coursework, School-assessed Tasks and Externally-assessed Tasks, VCE VET School-assessed Coursework, managing score amendments, VCE School-based Assessment audit

Scored Assessment: External assessment PDF (pdf - 82.13kb) | Doc (docx - 80.93kb)

Eligibility to undertake VCE examinations, examination timetables, VCE examination administration, performance examinations and marking examinations

Scored Assessment: VCE & VET assessment summary PDF (pdf - 74.29kb) | Doc (docx - 85.25kb)

VCE studies and assessment, and VCE VET programs with scored assessment

Scored Assessment: General Achievement Test PDF (pdf - 71.91kb) | Doc (docx - 78.64kb)

Information about the General Achievement Test

Reporting results: Score aggregation PDF (pdf - 73.49kb) | Doc (docx - 82.67kb)

Study scores, statistical moderation and final grades

Final results: Reporting to schools PDF (pdf - 42.4kb) | Doc (docx - 71.03kb)

School access to final results of students, confirmation of grades, VCE data service and VCE examination results service

Final results: Reporting to students PDF (pdf - 73.77kb) | Doc (docx - 82.78kb)

Reporting VCE, VCAL, VCE VET and VET/FE, delivery of results, Post-results and ATAR service (PRAS), VCE results and ATAR service, Statement of Marks and Statement of Study Score, inspection of scripts and audio recordings, final results, replacement certificates and statements of results

Special Provision PDF (pdf - 180.93kb) | Doc (docx - 118.86kb)

Types of, eligibility for, Special Examination Arrangements, Derived Examination Scores