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Notice 28 2021

Notice to Schools 28/2021 – 24 February 2021

2021 VCE Assessor applications

Principals/Directors and Teachers of VCE Unit 3 and 4 studies

Applications to be an assessor for the 2021 VCE external assessments, including the General Achievement Test (GAT), are now open.

Suitably qualified people, including registered teachers, who would like to participate in the 2021 VCE external assessment program are invited to apply online via Sessional Staff Management System (SSMS).

Applications for leading assessor positions for all studies, other than Drama and Theatre Studies written examinations, will open in the week beginning Monday 8 March 2021.

Closing dates for assessor applications are listed below.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure information regarding assessing opportunities is forwarded to relevant teachers.

Critical dates

Sunday 4 April 2021 – Closing date for GAT applications

Sunday 2 May 2021 – Closing date for English, English as an Additional Language, English Language, Literature and Extended Investigation Externally-assessed Task (Written reports and oral presentation) applications

Sunday 23 May 2021 – Closing date for Performing Arts (performance) examination applications

Sunday 6 June 2021 – Closing date for Music Style and Composition Externally-assessed Task and Language examinations (oral and written components) applications

Sunday 20 June 2021 – Closing date for VCE written examinations applications

Additional information

For further information, visit the Why become a VCE assessor webpage.

All employees of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority are required to have a current and satisfactory Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC).

Assessors of Language oral and performance examinations are also required to hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC).

However, teachers with current VIT registration (who have not been given a Negative Notice) do not need to undertake a WWCC. It is a legal requirement for a registered teacher who does other child-related work (apart from teaching) to notify WWCC Victoria of this work. This includes work as a language oral and performance assessor. Visit the WWCC website for the relevant Victorian teacher information.


Queries about being an assessor for any VCE external assessment should be directed to or (03) 9225 2200.

Queries about using SSMS, NCCHC or WWCC should be directed to or (03) 9225 2305.