Key contacts and useful resources
The VET Unit are:
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.
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 is the online 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:
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.
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
Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) are located throughout Victoria and support connections with local education and training organisations, students, employers and community groups.
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (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 training package qualifications that are available as apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria.
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (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.
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:
- DET 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.
- Victorian 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. An SBAT guide (pdf - 1.66Mb) is available.
- 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.
- VET Funding
Information about government school funding arrangements for VET in the VCE and VCAL, and VET funding contracts.
- 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.
- Skills First
Information about funding available under Skills First in Victoria. School-based apprenticeships and traineeships attract Skills First funding.
Department of Education and Training – Commonwealth (DET)
The Commonwealth Government Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research. Links available from the Department of Education and Training website are:
Australian Apprenticeships provides quick and easy access to information regarding Australian Apprenticeships, including Australian Apprenticeships programs, employer incentives and support for apprentices during their apprenticeships.
VETNet is a central storage facility for relevant current and historical materials relating to the national VET sector, in particular companion volumes implementation guides.
WorldSkills Australia promotes and builds a skills culture by inspiring young people, celebrating skills excellence and providing opportunities to showcase trade and skill talent through competitions held on a regional, national and international level.
Australian Industry and Skills Committee provides industry-led advice on the implementation of national vocational education and training and approves training packages for implementation.
Industry Reference Committees (IRC's) drive the process of training package development and are made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge of their particular industry sector. IRC's ensure training packages address the needs and concerns of employers, employees, those who provide training and those seeking its benefits.
Skills Service Organisations (SSO's) support the development and implementation of training products and provide support to Industry Reference Committees in their work to develop and review Training Packages.
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).
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VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.
Priscilla Brown - Career Training Institute
Kirsty Clark - Pathway Connect
Creative and Digital Media
Claire Bloom - Warrandyte High School
Zoe Anderson - Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (currently on leave)
David Godfrey - Ringwood Secondary College
Kim Packer - Skillinvest
Simone Best - Australian Catholic University College
Matilda McGoon - The Hamilton and Alexandra College
Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)
Julie Armstrong - Yarra Valley Grammar School
Information, Digital Media and Technology
Jenni Lovatt – Lavalla College
Music Industry (Music Performance)
Nick Lowes - Rowville Secondary College
Music Industry (Sound Production)
Sport and Recreation
Iolanda Rogliano - Methodist Ladies College