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Notice 174

Notice to Schools 174/2020 – 18 November 2020

2021 VCE School-assessed Tasks professional learning program

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and Teachers of VCE Algorithmics (HESS), Applied Computing: Data Analytics, Applied Computing: Software Development, Art, Media, Product Design and Technology, Studio Arts, Systems Engineering and Visual Communication Design

Professional learning for the following VCE studies with School-assessed Tasks will be provided during Terms 1 and 2, 2021:

  • Algorithmics (HESS)
  • Applied Computing: Data Analytics
  • Applied Computing: Software Development
  • Art
  • Media
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Studio Arts
  • Systems Engineering
  • Visual Communication Design.

The purpose of this professional learning program is to provide teachers with a clear understanding of the delivery of the School-assessed Task, including authentication, administration and how to apply the assessment criteria and descriptors for the School-assessed Task in the relevant VCE study.

For 2021 the structure of this professional learning program will be a series of ‘on-demand’ videos for teachers of each VCE study to provide support for the School-assessed Task. There will also be further live webinars in Terms 1 and 2. 

These ‘on-demand’ videos and the live webinar dates will be published in the Notices to Schools and VCAA Bulletin in February 2021.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that the relevant teachers are made aware of this information.

Critical dates


Additional information

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