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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 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and/or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (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
27 and 28 February VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.
31 March 2019Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.
April 2019VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.
May 2019 If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission.
31 July 2019Final date for the VCAA to notify VRQA of provider authorisations.

Providers expanding course delivery

Date Activity
27 and 28 February 2019 VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.
30 June 2019 Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.
July 2019 VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.
August 2019If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission.
September 2019 VCAA communicates outcomes to provider.

Providers applying for re-authorisation

Date Activity
27 and 28 February 2019VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.
31 March 2019Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.
April 2019 VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.
May 2019 If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission
31 July 2019 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 roles

VCE attendance policy and processes

VCE disseminating information to staff and students

VCE integrity of records and results

VCE investigation of breaches of School-based Assessment rules

VCE management of authentication

VCE management of eligibility for award of the qualification

VCE satisfactory completion of units

VCE scored achievement in School-based Assessment

VCE Special Provision processes

VCAL

Curriculum requirements

VCAL learning program overview (docx - 192.65kb)

VCAL Sample Assessment Task Templates (docx - 188.96kb)

VET program advice (docx - 186.8kb)

Administrative requirements

VCAL administrative roles (docx - 184.62kb)

VCAL assessment practices and quality assurance (docx - 187.61kb)

VCAL attendance policy and processes (docx - 186.38kb)

VCAL disseminating information to staff and students (docx - 186.75kb)

VCAL integrity of records and results (docx - 186.52kb)

VCAL management of authentication (docx - 187.81kb)

VCAL management of eligibility for award of the qualification (docx - 185.61kb)

VCAL satisfactory completion of units (docx - 187.66kb)

 

For queries, contact VCAA Authorisations.