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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 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.

Catholic schools

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

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
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.

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 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 about VCE or VCAL, contact VCAA Authorisations.