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Notice 35 2020

Notice to Schools 35/2020 – 26 February 2020

Special Provision Online – Special Examination Arrangements applications

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and VASS Administrators

Schools can now submit Special Examination Arrangement applications for 2020 VCE external assessments using the VCAA's Special Provision Online (SPO) system. 

SPO is accessed via VASS from the following menu:

SPECIAL PROVISION > Special Examination Arrangements > Special Examination Arrangements Application.

Applications for known conditions must be submitted online by Friday 27 March 2020.

The following documents are available on SPO and on VASS from the SYSTEM ADMIN – Downloads menu to assist schools with collecting and providing the necessary evidence:

  • Special Provision – 2020 evidence checklist

  • Special Provision – 2020 Health Professional statement
  • Special Provision – 2020 School-based Evidence form
  • Special Provision – 2020 Essay 1–3 topics and cover sheets (ensure essay topics are kept confidential).

Online user guides are also available to download from both SPO and VASS. 

Additional SPO training sessions have been scheduled at the VCAA Assessment Centre, Coburg. You can register through Trumba.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that VCE Coordinators and other relevant school staff are made aware of the requirements for submitting Special Examination Arrangements applications, and the support material available in SPO and VASS.

Critical dates

Friday 27 March 2020 – closing date for Special Examination Arrangements applications for known conditions

Additional information

Further information regarding Special Examination Arrangements is available on the VCAA website or by contacting Special Provision:, (03) 9225 2219 or 1800 205 455.