Inspection of Scripts
Students who want to find out more about their exam results can apply to inspect their completed exam papers (known as 'scripts') and audio recording.
To get maximum benefit from an Inspection of Script, students must obtain the relevant Statement of Marks prior to the inspection and, if possible, arrange to have the study teacher present.
How to apply for an inspection
To inspect their material, students must apply in writing.
- Applications to inspect a script from the October/November 2013 examination period will open in December 2013.
Students may inspect a script or scripts at their school. A photocopy of the script or copy of the audio recording will be sent to the principal, who will be responsible for conducting the inspection and for destroying the photocopy or audio recording immediately afterwards. There is a fee of $21.80 per exam.
What is available for inspection
All written exam papers and audio recordings for Music performance exams may be made available for inspection.
Audio recording for VCE Languages oral exams and Dance, Drama and Theatre Studies performance exams are not available.
Important points to note
- Under no circumstances will scripts, authorised photocopies or audio recordings be permitted to be taken from the inspection room. Photocopying or altering of scripts or authorised photocopies is not permitted. All scripts remain the property of the VCAA.
- No marks or assessors' comments appear on scripts.
- Other conditions of access will be provided on application.
Deadlines and destruction of scripts
The final date for lodging requests to inspect an exam is listed in the Important Administrative Dates page.
The VCAA has permission from the Keeper of Public Records to destroy the material after this date. A number of scripts are retained for research purposes, but all other scripts and raw data are held only until the end of the inspection period, which is one month after the final day for lodging requests to inspect a script. Destruction of exam materials is usually carried out in April of the following year.