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VCAL Quality Assurance 2017

Role of Quality Assurance panel members and the VCAL Liaison Teacher

Role of panel members

The role of a QA panel is to:

  • establish regional benchmarks for consistency in the design and assessment of VCAL units 
  • confirm that the students' work is at the appropriate VCAL level
  • provide advice to VCAL teachers that will enable them to design VCAL unit assessment tasks and to make assessment  judgments about successful achievement of the learning outcomes for VCAL units
  • assist in the allocation of VCAL providers to one of three QA categories
  • attend meetings associated with the Quality Assurance process
  • support the work of the VCAL Liaison Teacher in organising Stage 1 and Stage 2 meetings
  • select exemplars of VCAL units for publication on the VCAA website.


Role of the VCAL Liaison Teacher

The role of the VCAL Liaison Teacher is to:

  • chair the regional VCAL QA panel
  • collect QA sample tasks from providers and distribute to QA panel members
  • convene a meeting/s of the QA panel after sample tasks have been submitted by providers
  • allocate VCAL providers to one of three QA categories
  • follow up any provider who has not submitted sample task by the due date
  • organise the venue/s for both Stage 1 and 2 meetings
  • supervise and participate in the quality assurance process of VCAL units
  • ensure that feedback and advice is given to providers during the QA process
  • prepare a report for the VCAA at the end of each stage of QA
  • forward examples of best practice to the VCAA for publication
  • provide advice and support to VCAL coordinators and teachers in their region during the year
  • liaise with the VCAA central office VCAL team.