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Notice 117 2020

Notice to Schools 117/2020 – 19 August 2020

Updated advice for School-based Assessments involving fieldwork or outdoor activities

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and teachers of VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies, Environmental Science, Geography and Outdoor and Environmental Studies

To reflect the Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions in Regional Victoria, advice for School-based Assessments in the following VCE studies, which involve fieldwork and outdoor activities and may require alternative arrangements, has been published on the VCAA website:

  • Agricultural and Horticultural Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Outdoor and Environmental Studies.

This advice can be accessed on our COVID-19 webpage under VCE > School-based Assessments and should be read in conjunction with the published ‘Essential Assessment for VCE and VCAL (including VET)’ guidance.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that VCE teachers of studies with School-based Assessments involving fieldwork or outdoor activities are made aware of this advice immediately.

Critical dates


Additional information

For enquiries, contact the Curriculum Manager for the VCE Study (contact details are on each study’s webpage) or email