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Notice 29 2021

Notice to Schools 29/2021 – 24 February 2021

2021 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 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 audit through VASS on Tuesday 23 February. 

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

The first stage of the audit consists of a study-specific audit questionnaire that is completed by teachers on behalf of the school. The responses provided by the school to the audit questionnaire enable the VCAA to determine if 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 can be accessed via the School-based Assessment Audit webpage.

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

Action required

Principals/Directors should

  • ensure that that VCE Coordinators and VASS Administrators are aware of the audit requirements for their school in Unit 3.

Critical dates

Tuesday 23 February 2021 – Notification of Unit 3 School-based Assessment Audit requirements

Friday 19 March 2021 – Responses due to Unit 3 audit questionnaire

Tuesday 11 May 2021 – Notification of outcomes of Unit 3 audit questionnaire

Additional information

All dates relevant to the audit are published on the Important Administrative Dates webpage.

Further information on the School-based Assessment Audit can be found on the VCE General Advice and Policy and the School-based Assessment Audit webpages, or by contacting the School-based Assessment Audit team: (03) 9059 5166 or