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
Department of Education and Training (DET).
The Integrated Provision and Design Unit at DET 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. Their email address is:
Before commencing their application, Catholic schools must contact the
Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd.
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 |
|20 February 2020||DET and VCAA briefing session for all applying government schools. |
|30 June 2020 || Registration application due to the VRQA, including the evidence requirements for authorisation. |
| July-August 2020 || VCAA assesses evidence for compliance. |
| August 2020 || If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the school to submit one resubmission. |
| September 2020 || 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 study assessment task plan 2020
VCE VET program advice 2020
VCE study curriculum and assessment plan 2020
VCE administrative requirements 2020
VCAL eligible learning program 2020
VCAL quality assurance 2020
VCAL VET program advice 2020
VCAL administrative requirements 2020
For queries about VCE or VCAL, contact