All schools 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
Before commencing their application, government schools must contact the
DET Integrated Provision and Design Unit.
The Integrated Provision and Design Unit will advise schools on timelines and process, and will support schools to complete their application.
The Integrated Provision and Design Unit will submit applications to the VCAA.
Before commencing their application, Catholic schools must contact the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria will advise schools on timelines and process, and will support schools to complete their application.
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria will submit applications to the VCAA.
For more information and to get in touch by email
Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.
Independent schools submit evidence for authorisation as part of their registration application to the VRQA.
For information on registration, visit the
| Date || Activity |
| 13 March 2019 || VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying independent schools. |
| 30 June 2019 || Registration application due to the VRQA, including the evidence requirements for authorisation. |
| July-August 2019 || VCAA assesses evidence for compliance. |
| August 2019 || If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the school to submit one resubmission. |
| September 2019 || VCAA communicates assessment outcomes to the VRQA and the school. |
All schools applying to deliver the VCE and/or VCAL must provide evidence to demonstrate their capacity to deliver the curriculum and assessment of the relevant course.
Additionally, schools need to provide evidence to demonstrate their capacity to manage the administrative requirements associated with the delivery of the relevant course.
All schools must use the following templates when developing their application.
VCE assessment task plan
VET program advice
VCE study curriculum and assessment plan
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 learning program overview (docx - 192.65kb)
VCAL Sample Assessment Task Templates (docx - 188.96kb)
VET program advice (docx - 186.8kb)
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 about VCE or VCAL, contact