VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2018

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.

All policy changes and clarifications for 2018 are documented in the VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2018: Summary of Changes.

In addition please see the 2018 Important Administrative Dates and the 2018 Assessment Schedule.

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The VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2018 (pdf - 1,015.41kb) has the following interactive features:

  • embedded links to external websites
  • interactive table of contents and index.

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Qualifications: Victorian Certificate of Education (pdf - 106kb) or (doc - 188kb)

VCE program components, entry requirements, eligibility for award of, atypical programs, new studies, VCE (Baccalaureate), Northern Hemisphere Timetable

Qualifications: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (pdf - 76kb) or (doc - 96kb)

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

Qualifications: Vocational Education and Training (pdf - 59kb) or (doc - 92kb)

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

Administrative information: Schools and providers (pdf - 101kb) or (doc - 102kb)

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 - 51kb) or
(doc - 90kb)

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

Administrative information: Student enrolment  (pdf - 95kb) or (doc - 102kb)

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

Assessment: Satisfactory completion of units (pdf - 39kb) or (doc - 88kb)

Satisfactory completion of VCE, VCAL and VET units

Scored assessment: School-based Assessment (pdf - 91kb) or (doc - 100kb)

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, rules for School-Based Assessment, breaches and investigations, student appeals against school decisions about breaches of rules, student breach of examination rules

Scored Assessment: External assessment (pdf - 65kb) or (doc - 94kb)

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

Scored Assessment: VCE & VET assessment summary (pdf - 70kb) or (doc - 103kb)

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

Scored Assessment: General Achievement Test (pdf - 37kb) or (doc - 89kb)

Information about the General Achievement Test

Reporting results: Score aggregation (pdf - 50kb) or (doc - 92kb)

Study scores, statistical moderation and final grades

Final results: Reporting to schools (pdf - 31kb) or (doc - 88kb)

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

Final results: Reporting to students (pdf - 57kb) or (doc - 92kb)

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 - 138kb) or (doc - 112kb)

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

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