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VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2015

About the Handbook

This publication is an all-inclusive guide for principals, teachers and administrators outlining the rules, regulations and policies governing 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 2015: Summary of Changes, which lists together in one single document all the significant changes for 2015.

Note that Special Provision administrative procedures have been reviewed. Information about the changes will be published in 2015.

In addition please see the Important Administrative Dates and the 2015 Assessment Schedule.

Download the complete Handbook

The VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2015 (pdf - 882.44kb) whole-book has the following interactive features:

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

Download by sections

1. Qualifications: Victorian Certificate of Education

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

2. Qualifications: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

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

3. Qualifications: Vocational Education and Training

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

4. Administrative information: Schools and providers

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

5. Administrative information: The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

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

6. Administrative information: Students

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

7. Assessment: Satisfactory completion of units

Satisfactory completion of VCE, VCAL and VET units

8. Scored assessment: School-based Assessment

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

9. Scored Assessment: External assessment

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

10. Scored Assessment: VCE & VET assessment summary

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

11. Scored Assessment: General Achievement Test

Information about the General Achievement Test

12. Reporting results: Score aggregation

Study scores, statistical moderation and final grades

13. Final results: Reporting to schools

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

14. Final results: Reporting to students

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

Previous edition: VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook 2014