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Notice 10 2021

Notice to Schools 10/2021 – 10 February 2021

Special Examination Arrangements applications

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and VASS Administrators

Schools will be able to submit Special Examination Arrangement applications for 2021 VCE external assessments using Special Provision Online (SPO) from Friday 12 February. 

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 Thursday 1 April 2021.

Applying previously approved Special Examination Arrangements to 2021 external assessments

In defined circumstances schools can request that previously approved Special Examination Arrangements be approved for a student’s 2021 VCE external assessments.

A ‘Request to apply previously approved Special Examination Arrangements’ application is available from VASS Downloads.

Support material

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 – 2021 evidence checklist
  • Special Provision – 2021 Health Professional statement
  • Special Provision – 2021 School-based Evidence form
  • Special Provision – 2021 Essay 1–3 topics and cover sheets (essay topics should be kept confidential).

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 available support material.

Critical dates

Thursday 1 April 2021 – closing date for Special Examination Arrangements applications for known conditions

Additional information

Further information is available on the Special Examination Arrangements for VCE External Assessments webpage or by contacting Special Provision: or 1800 205 455.