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Non-school providers

All non-school providers intending to deliver senior secondary courses leading to VCE and VCAL qualifications must comply with the associated minimum standards for registration and the conditions set by the VCAA (Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017, Schedule 8).

Authorisation advice and process

Non-school providers seeking authorisation to deliver the VCE and/or the VCAL courses must be authorised by the VCAA.

Providers must apply for authorisation and registration concurrently.

Non-school providers are authorised for a period of five years.

If a provider wishes to expand their course offering in this period, they must apply for authorisation to do so.

Providers must apply for re-authorisation and re-registration at the end of this period.

Visit the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) to find out more.

Authorisation timeline

New providers

DateActivity
18 February 2020VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.
31 March 2020Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.
April 2020VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.
April/May 2020If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission.
30 June 2020Final date for the VCAA to notify VRQA of provider authorisations.

Providers expanding course delivery

Date Activity
 18 February 2020 VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.
31 March 2020 Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.
April 2020 VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.
April/May 2020If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission.
 May/June 2020 VCAA communicates outcomes to provider.

Providers applying for re-authorisation

Date Activity
18 February 2020VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.
31 March 2020Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.
April 2020 VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.
April/May 2020 If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission
 30 June 2020 Final date for the VCAA to notify VRQA of provider authorisations.

Evidence requirements

All providers applying to deliver the VCE or VCAL must provide evidence to demonstrate their capacity to deliver the curriculum and assessment of the relevant course.

Additionally, providers need to provide evidence to demonstrate their capacity to manage the administrative requirements associated with the delivery of the relevant course.

Non-school providers must complete the application form and use the following templates when developing their application:

Application form for authorisation to deliver senior secondary courses

VCE

Curriculum requirements

VCE assessment task plan

VET program advice

VCE study curriculum and assessment plan


Administrative requirements

VCE administrative requirements 2020

VCAL

Curriculum requirements

VCAL eligible learning program 2020

VCAL quality assurance 2020

VCAL VET program advice 2020

Administrative requirements

VCAL administrative requirements 2020

 

For queries, contact VCAA Authorisations.