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Notice 12 2019

Notice to Schools 12/2019 − 13 February 2019

Training for the conduct and administration of 2019 VCE external assessments

Principals/Directors and VCE examination centre coordinators

Main points

It is a VCAA requirement that all newly appointed chief supervisors attend training before starting their role.

Training sessions will be held during May at the VCAA Assessment Centre, Coburg.

Newly appointed chief supervisors responsible for the conduct and administration of 2019 VCE external assessments, including the General Achievement Test (GAT), VCE written examinations and the Extended Investigation Critical Thinking Test, must attend one of the training sessions.

Any new chief supervisor appointed immediately before the 2018 VCE written examinations who could not attend the October 2018 training sessions for new chief supervisors must also attend.

School personnel who are responsible for the conduct and administration of VCE external assessments, and are new to this role, should also attend a training session, even if their school has an ongoing, experienced chief supervisor.

Schools should also consider their succession and emergency planning policies by encouraging a current assistant supervisor to attend one of the training sessions. 

Register for the training sessions through Trumba by Thursday 18 April.

If registering more than one person for training, you will need to use a separate email address for each person.

Action required

Principals/Directors should:

  • ensure new chief supervisors are registered to attend a training session
  • ensure school personnel who are responsible for the conduct and administration of VCE external assessments, and are new to this role, attend a training session
  • consider sending an assistant supervisor to a training session to assist with succession and emergency planning.

Critical dates

Thursday 18 April 2019

Additional information

The dates of the training sessions are as follows:

  • Monday 13 May 2019
  • Tuesday 14 May 2019
  • Thursday 16 May 2019
  • Wednesday 22 May 2019.

All sessions will be held 10am3pm.

New chief supervisors and assistant supervisors will be paid to attend training. The payment will be included in the amount sent to schools for supervision of the GAT. Chief supervisors and assistant supervisors travelling from regional areas will be paid an additional amount.

School personnel experienced in the conduct and administration of VCE external assessments are encouraged to accompany newly appointed chief supervisors to a training session.