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VCAA Contacts

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For enquiries on: VCE VET programs and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, implementing VCE VET programs, sources of information and support for schools, the level of recognition for VCE VET programs in the VCE and VCAL, professional development for VCE VET programs, processes for approval of new VCE VET programs, other VET programs delivered as part of a senior secondary certificate and scored assessment in scored VCE VET programs.

The VET Unit are:

Student Records and Results Unit

For enquiries on: VCE and VCAL certification/eligibility, VCE student administration, VCE, VCAL and VET credit and student enrolments.

VASS Support

VASS is the internet-based system used by schools to register students and enter VCE, VCAL and VET enrolments and results directly into the VCAA central database. For all VASS enquiries:

VCAL Unit

For enquiries on: VCAL curriculum and assessment, VCAL publications, review of the VCAL units, VCAL quality assurance process, professional development for VCAL providers, advice on the development of learning programs, and advice on VCAL eligibility requirements.

​VCE Unit

For enquiries on: VCE curriculum and assessment, VCE publications, review and implementation of VCE studies, VCE audit processes, professional development for VCE providers, course design, prescribed texts and works, school assessment, and VCE support materials.


 

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VET Support networks

Department of Education and Training –​ Victoria (DET)

Department of Education and Training –​ Victoria (DET) provides funds and purchases and regulates education and training services for all Victorian Government schools.

Useful DET web pages:

  • Accredited courses
    A repository of Victorian accredited courses, which DET develops in response to Victorian industry, enterprise and/or community needs where no relevant training package or endorsed units of competency currently exist.
  • Purchasing guides
    A purchasing guide provides information to assist RTOs, trainers and assessors in using nationally endorsed training packages within Victoria.
  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships
    Includes guidelines and information about school-based apprenticeships and traineeship (SBAT) arrangements.
  • Structured workplace learning (SWL)
    Information about structured workplace learning (SWL), including Ministerial Order 55 and an SWL Manual.
  • Training products​
    Includes information about training packages and accredited courses and includes the details of Victoria's Curriculum Maintenance Managers (CMMs), who support the strategic objectives of the Victorian Government by providing advice on the implementation of the national Training Package and accredited course curriculum to all RTOs in Victoria.
  • VETiS Funding
    Information about government school funding arrangements for VET in the VCE and VCAL.
  • Victorian Skills Gateway​
    A one-stop-shop of Victorian vocational education and training to help find the best option for you. Searches can be performed on occupations, courses, training providers, video and written case studies. This website is also viewable via a purpose-built smartphone interface.
  • Victorian Training Guarantee
    Information about funding available under the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG). School-based apprenticeships and traineeships attract VTG funding.

Department of Education and Training – Commonwealth (DET)

The Commonwealth Government Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable childcare; early childhood education; school education; post school, higher education; international education and academic research.

Department of Employment

The Commonwealth Government Departmet of Employment​ is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safee, fair and productive workplaces.

Department of Industry and Science

​The Commonwealth Government Department of Industry and Science helps to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources, science, skills and business. available from the Department of Industry and Science website are:

Industry Skills Councils (ISCs)​

Industry Skills Councils support the development and implementation of training products, including training packages and provide the VET sector with information on current and future skill needs and training requirements.

Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN)​

Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN)across Victoria that support young people's connections with local education and training organisations, employers and community groups.

Training.gov.au (TGA)

Training.gov.au (TGA) is a national online database that provides access to training packages, units of competency and information on qualifications, courses and registered training organisations (RTOs).

Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA)

The ​Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA)​ (VRQA) regulates all education and training providers in Victoria from home schooling to higher education. The VRQA maintains a register of all schools and providers in Victoria and the accredited qualifications they offer. The VRQA also publish training schemes, which establish specific industry trainingpackage qualifications that are available as apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria. These training schemes are avaiailable at: www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/apptrain/Pages/schemes.aspx.

 

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

 

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) (VTAC) is the central office that administers the application and offer process for places in tertiary courses at university, TAFE and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria (and a few outside Victoria). VTAC calculates and distributes the ATAR.

 

 

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State Reviewers

VCE VET state reviewers have been appointed for scored VCE VET programs. Their details are as follows:

Business

Priscilla Brown - Career Training Institute

Community Services

Kirsty Clark - Federation University

Dance

Julianna Garcia - Geelong High School

Engineering Studies

Vacant

Equine Studies

Jo Brett - National Centre for Equine Education

Furnishing

Anthony Golding – Leongatha Secondary College

Hospitality

Kelly Baldacchino

Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)

Cam Woolcock - Marian College

Information and Communications Technology

Peter Nash - Wyndham Central Secondary College

Integrated Technologies

Vacant

Interactive Digital Media

Claire Bloom - Warrandyte High School

Laboratory Skills

Dr Paula Bray – Box Hill Institute

Music Industry

Nick Lowes - Rowville Secondary College

Sport and Recreation

Iolanda Rogliano - Methodist Ladies College

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