Vocational Education and Training

Changes to VCE VET programs for 2017

Teachers, VET coordinators and VASS administrators are reminded that the current version of each VCE VET program is contained in either a Program Summary or Program Booklet Extract on the relevant VCE VET program page. It is important to check the VCE VET Program Changes for 2017 document, which is also published on this webpage.

These programs are current as of the start of the school year and will not change throughout the year. It should also be noted that additional units of competency will not be included in VCE VET programs. If schools are advised of different units by their RTO, they should refer them to the relevant program publication.

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VCE VET Hair and Beauty Program

A new version of the VCE VET Hair and Beauty Program Extract has been published on the VCE VET Hair and Beauty page. Teachers and trainers are advised that this version of the extract will replace the original extract published in January.

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Scored Assessment Workshops 2017

A series of professional development workshops for assessors of scored programs (school and RTO based) will be held at the State Netball and Hockey Centre, Brens Drive, Parkville, from Monday 6 March to Thursday 21 March 2017.

The workshops will be held on the following programs: Business, Community Services, Creative and Digital Media (CDM), Dance, Engineering, Equine Studies, Furnishing, Hospitality, Information, Digital Media and Technology (IDMT), Integrated Technologies, Laboratory Skills, Music Industry, and Sport and Recreation.

Further information is available on the VET Professional Development webpage.

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Material to support scored assessment

For trainers and teachers wishing to update or review their VCE VET Scored Coursework Tasks, please refer to the Scored Assessment for VCE VET programs on the VCAA website. Updated Assessment Plans for 2017 are now available for all scored VCE VET programs on the program-specific webpages.

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Examination materials: revised VCE VET programs

Examination specifications have been updated and sample materials have been prepared for a number of VCE VET programs. Please refer to the notice under VCE Assessment or the individual VCE VET program page and follow the links to Exams and Assessment Reports.

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VCE VET State Reviewers

Applications are invited for the vacant VCE VET State Reviewer positions for 2017 in the following program areas:

  • Engineering Studies
  • Kitchen Operations
  • Integrated Technologies.

State Reviewers can be teachers of the program at the Units 3 and 4 level. This is a paid position and appointees are required to undertake a range of activities, including participating in VCAA professional development activities, assisting in VCE VET program reviews (if appropriate), providing feedback and advice to schools and RTOs, assisting in the preparation of published advice about scored assessment, conducting coursework audits and preparing feedback as a result of the coursework audits.

For more information and to apply, please go to SSMS.

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VET enrolments on VASS and assessing schools

A new feature has been added to VASS to capture the assessing school name for VET Certificates. This is a requirement for all scored programs in 2017 as a consequence of changes in statistical moderation. It will also be of assistance to all schools delivering any VET certificate to be able to report on the location of the training.

Following the entry of the RTO in VASS, a prompt will ask schools to identify the assessing school. This may be the home school, the RTO or another provider and can be selected from the drop-down list.

Further information about new reports associated from this function will be provided in future editions of the VCAA Bulletin and through the VASS forum.

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Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Pilot 2017

An email with further information and a link to a survey has been sent to all schools that expressed interest in the 2017 SWL Pilot. If you are interested in this pilot, have not previously expressed interest and wish to find out more information, or your details have changed, please contact the VET Unit: vet.vcaa@edumail.vic.gov.au.

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