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VCE VM and VPC Curriculum and Assessment Audit

Overview

The VCAA is responsible for establishing and overseeing implementation of standards and requirements for the delivery of the VCE Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC). Senior secondary education providers (including schools and non-school providers) delivering VCE VM and VPC studies must deliver these courses to the standards established by the VCAA and ensure the integrity of student assessments.

For the VCE VM, the standards and requirements are set by the VCAA through the VCE VM study designs and the VCE Assessment Principles. Administrative standards and requirements for the delivery and assessment of the VCE VM are set out in the VCE Administrative Handbook.

For the VPC, the standards and requirements are set by the VCAA through the VPC curriculum designs and the VPC assessment principles. Administrative standards and requirements for the delivery and assessment of the VPC are set out in the VPC Administrative Handbook.

The purpose of the VCE VM and VPC Curriculum and Assessment Audit is to ensure providers are delivering the studies and conducting student assessments according to these standards and requirements.

In this second year of VCE VM and VPC delivery, the 2024 audit process continues to be an important component of the VCAA’s approach to supporting implementation. Providers will be invited to discuss their audit submission, including their curriculum and assessment plans, with a VCAA representative. This will provide an opportunity to discuss implementation of the VCE VM and/or VPC in their setting and identify any areas in which the VCAA may be able to provide additional support, guidance or advice.

Notification

The VCAA will email providers selected for audit in VCE VM and VPC studies on the audit commencement date with:

  • details of the VCE VM or VPC units for which the provider has been selected for audit
  • instructions about the audit process.

This email will be sent to the email address nominated in VASS by the provider.

In 2024, the audit will commence in the week beginning Monday 13 May 2024.

Providers selected for audit must acknowledge receipt of their audit notification by Friday 17 May 2024.


Process

The VCAA select 10% of providers with enrolments in each VCE VM and VPC study for audit. If in a given year, your school/organisation has not been issued a VCE VM or VPC audit notification, it will not be required to undertake a VCE VM or VPC audit in that year.

Selected providers will be audited for Units 1 and 2 or Units 3 and 4 in one VCE VM or VPC study. Each audit submission must address and include evidence of the following elements:

  • The Curriculum and Assessment Plan for the applicable units
  • Two assessment tasks
  • School policy regarding:
    • Satisfactory completion of a VM or VPC unit
    • Authentication of student work
    • Management of eligibility for satisfactory completion of the VCE VM or VPC
    • Special provision for VCE VM or VPC studies
    • Flexible delivery (VCE VM studies only)

The VCE VM and VPC Curriculum and Assessment Audit requires teachers, on behalf of their school, to complete an online study-specific audit questionnaire. A link to the relevant questionnaire is included in the audit notification email issued on the audit commencement date.

Audit submissions are assessed by State Reviewers appointed by the VCAA. The information and materials submitted by providers through the audit questionnaire enable the VCAA to determine if the delivery and assessment of VCE VM and VPC studies meets VCAA standards and requirements.

Teachers who are completing the audit questionnaire are encouraged to refer to the reference materials provided in their audit notification email.

Technical Difficulties: Teachers who experience technical difficulties with the online audit questionnaire may contact the VCAA’s Applied Learning Unit for assistance at: vcca.applied.learning@education.vic.gov.au.

Key dates and links

Key dates

  • Week commencing Monday 13 May: Audit commencement date: audit notifications issued to providers selected for audit
  • Monday 20 May: Provider acknowledgements of audit notifications due
  • Wednesday 22 May: VCE VM and VPC Curriculum and Assessment Audit webinar
  • Friday 21 June: Audit submissions due
  • Friday 13 September: Providers notified of audit outcomes

Key Links

VCE Vocational Major:

Victorian Pathways Certificate:

Enquiries

Enquires about the VCE VM and VPC Curriculum and Assessment Audit may be directed to vcaa.applied.learning@education.vic.gov.au

Audit webinar

Audited providers are invited to attend a VCE VM and VPC audit webinar at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Wednesday 22 May 2024.

This webinar will provide an overview of the audit process in 2024.

When registering for the webinar, providers may submit questions about the 2024 Audit process. These questions will then be addressed during the webinar.

Register now for the webinar.

2023 Audit findings

Learn about the findings of the 2023 audit in the VCE VM and VPC Curriculum and Assessment Audit 2023 findings report.