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VCE Assessors – Information and training

2019 Assessor applications

Applications to be an assessor for all 2019 VCE external assessments and the GAT are currently open on the Sessional Staff Management System (SSMS) website.

Closing dates for submitting applications are:

  • Sunday 7 April GAT
  • Sunday 5 May  English, English as an Additional Language (EAL), Literature, English Language, Extended Investigation (Critical Thinking Test, Externally-assessed Task written report and Oral presentation)
  • Sunday 26 May  VCE Performance examinations
  • Sunday 9 June  VCE Languages oral and written examinations
  • Sunday 23 June all other VCE written examinations.

For more information, see Why become a VCE assessor.

For technical and access issues, contact the SSMS helpdesk on (03) 9225 2305 or assessment.administration.vcaa@edumail.vic.gov.au

GAT training meetings

Appointed assessors are required to attend one of the following training meetings:

  • Saturday 15 June   
    • 9.00am–1.00pm
    • 2.00pm–6.00pm
  • Sunday 16 June
    • 9.00am–2.00pm for new assessors
    • 10.00am–2.00pm

VCE Performance training meetings

  • Music Performance (Solo assessors) New Applicants briefing Tuesday 16 July 5.30pm–8.30pm
  • Music Performance (Solo assessors)  Friday 16 August 9.00am–4.00pm or Sunday 18 August 10.00am–5.00pm
  • Music Performance (Group assessors) Friday 23 August 10.00am–4.00pm or Sunday 25 August 10.00am–4.00pm
  • Drama Solo performance Saturday 24 August 9.00am–5.00pm
  • Theatre Studies stagecraft examination Sunday 25 August 9.00am–5.00pm
  • Music Investigation (Group and Solo assessors) Friday 30 August 10.00am–4.00pm or Sunday 1 September 10.00am–4.00pm
  • VET Dance Thursday 5 September 9.30am–3.30pm
  • VET Music Sunday 8 September 10.00am–4.00pm
  • Dance performance Sunday 8 September 9.45am–4.00pm

VCE Languages Oral examination training meetings

All meetings are 9.00am–5.00pm

  • Arabic, Greek, Italian, Korean Second Language, Macedonian, Maltese, Spanish Sunday 8 September
  • Auslan, Chinese Second Language Advanced, Hindi Wednesday 11 September
  • Chin Hakha, Chinese Second Language, Dutch, Karen, Yiddish Thursday 12 September
  • Armenian, Bosnian, Filipino, Hebrew, Indonesian Second Language, Korean First Language, Persian, Punjabi, Sinhala, Swedish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese First Language Friday 13 September
  • Chinese First Language, Chinese Language, Culture and Society, French*, Japanese Second Language, Romanian, Serbian Saturday 14 September
  • Croatian, French*, German, Hungarian, Indonesian First Language, Japanese First Language, Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese Second Language Sunday 15 September

*French assessors are required to attend one of the two training meetings. Saturday for relatively new assessors and Sunday for experienced assessors.

VCE Extended Investigation Critical Thinking Test, Externally-assessed Task written report and Oral presentation training meetings

  • Critical Thinking Test Friday 9 August
  • Externally-assessed Task Written Report Sunday 22 September
  • Oral Presentation Saturday 12 October

VCE Written examinations training meetings

Training meeting dates for VCE written examinations will be available in August after the publication of the 2019 VCE written examination timetable.

Enquiries to VCAA Assessment Operations Unit on (03) 9225 2200 or vcaa.assessment.operations@edumail.vic.gov.au


Information for principals and teachers

The VCAA will notify principals of offers of appointments, including the dates of assessor training meetings and the availability of casual relief teacher (CRT) payments for staff release, where appropriate.

The VCAA acknowledges the commitment required by school-based staff to participate in the VCE external assessment program and request that where they undertake assessor activities in school hours they ensure that their release has been approved by their principal. In this circumstance, a CRT payment will be paid to their home school, to cover their absence. Assessors who do not require release from school duties will be paid to attend a training meeting.

Teachers should be aware that the VCAA may need to contact their school for administrative or auditing purposes. For more information, contact Assessment Services: (03) 9225 2302 or assessment.administration.vcaa@edumail.vic.gov.au.