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Schools

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

Government schools

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: school.reorganisation@edumail.vic.gov.au

Catholic schools

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

Independent schools submit evidence for authorisation as part of their registration application to the VRQA.

For information on registration, visit the VRQA.

Authorisation timeline

Date Activity
20 February 2020DET 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.

Evidence requirements

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

Curriculum requirements

VCE study assessment task plan 2020

VCE VET program advice 2020

VCE study curriculum and assessment plan 2020

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 about VCE or VCAL, contact VCAA Authorisations.