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Notice 157

Notice to Schools 157/2020 – 21 October 2020

2020 VCE written examination observation visits

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and Examination Centre Coordinators

VCAA-appointed senior project officers may attend your school to monitor the conduct and administration of any VCE written examination. The purpose of these visits is to ensure that schools comply with all VCAA requirements for the conduct and administration of VCE written examinations.

Senior project officers will observe procedures before, during and after a VCE written examination and will complete a report on their visit.

Ensuring COVIDSafe observation visits

If a senior project officer visits your school, they will initially report to reception and present photographic identification, Working With Children Check or VIT card and a letter of introduction from the VCAA.

Senior project officers will wear a face mask at all times, maintain appropriate physical distancing and practice good and regular hand hygiene. In addition, they will comply with any additional requirements associated with each individual school’s COVIDSafe plan.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that relevant school personnel and chief supervisors are aware that a VCAA-appointed senior project officer may attend their school to observe the conduct and administration of a VCE written examination.

Critical dates

Tuesday 10 November to Tuesday 1 December 2020 – VCE written examination period

Additional information

Principals will be provided with correspondence from the VCAA outlining any concerns raised during the observation and may be asked to respond formally should there be any issues that the VCAA believes need to be addressed. The senior project officer's role is not to assist with the conduct and administration of the VCE written examinations, nor should they be expected to fulfill the role of an additional supervisor or VCAA adviser. Any concern about these arrangements should be directed to the Project Manager, Examination Planning and Logistics: or (03) 9225 2237.