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Notice 30 2020

Notice to Schools 30/2020 – 26 February 2020

2020 School-based Assessment Audit

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and VASS Administrators

The purpose of the School-based Assessment Audit is to help protect the integrity of the VCE and its results. The audit checks that the standards and requirements set out in VCE study designs are being followed and that assessment is being carried out in line with the VCE assessment principles.

All schools are audited annually for at least one VCE study and all VCE studies are subject to the School-based Assessment Audit.

Schools were notified of their requirements for the audit through VASS on Monday 24 February 2020.

The following screen in VASS contains the list of studies being audited:
School Program > VCE > School-based Assessment Audit.

In the first stage of the audit, teachers of VCE studies complete a study-specific audit questionnaire on behalf of their school with the support of the principal (or principal’s delegate). The responses provided by the school to the audit questionnaire enable the VCAA to determine whether School-based Assessment is following the specifications and requirements set out in the accredited VCE study design and the VCE assessment principles. Study-specific audit questionnaires must be completed online via the School-based Assessment Audit webpage. PDF copies of the audit questionnaires can be accessed through the VASS downloads menu for reference purposes.

VASS also contains instructions for schools on how to complete the first stage of the audit.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that VCE Coordinators and VASS Administrators are aware of the audit requirements for their school relating to Unit 3.

Critical dates

Monday 24 February 2020 – notification of Unit 3 School-based Assessment Audit requirements

Friday 13 March 2020 – responses to Unit 3 audit questionnaire due

Monday 11 May 2020 – notification of outcomes of Unit 3 audit questionnaire


All dates pertaining to the audit are published in the VCAA’s 2020 Important Administrative Dates.

Additional information

Further information on the School-based Assessment Audit can be found on the VCE General Advice and Policy webpage and the School-based Assessment Audit webpage of the VCAA website, or by contacting the VCE School-based Assessment Audit team: or (03) 9032 1735.