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Changes to VCE, VCAL and NAPLAN in 2020

On 7 April 2020, the Victorian Government announced that, on advice from Victoria's Chief Health Officer, all Victorian government schools will move to remote and flexible learning and teaching for Term 2.

The Victorian Government also announced the following adjustments to the delivery of the VCE:

  • The GAT test will move from June to October or November 2020.
  • End-of-year exams will be postponed until at least December 2020.
  • School-based assessment tasks will be reduced where possible to relieve some pressure on students as they move to remote and flexible learning arrangements.
  • Universities will be asked to delay the start of the 2021 university year to account for impacts of COVID-19 on senior secondary students.

The announcement followed the decision on 20 March 2020 to cancel NAPLAN across the country, allowing schools and teachers to focus on continuity of learning and the health and wellbeing of their students during this unprecedented time. We thank schools, principals and our dedicated NAPLAN team for their work in preparing for the NAPLAN 2020 tests.

For further information and regular updates, go to the COVID-19 advice webpage.