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Notice 36 2021

Notice to Schools 36/2021 – 10 March 2021

VCE Collaboration Fund – Round 5

Principals/Directors, VCE teachers and interested stakeholders

Funding is available from the Department of Education and Training to support partnerships between schools from all sectors to broaden VCE subject choice for rural and regional students.

The Fund will provide one-off grants of up to $40,000 to each successful partnership based on an expression of interest process. The funding can be used for things like engaging a facilitator, CRT for teacher time release to support the establishment of partnerships, purchasing learning resources, equipment, professional learning and developing collaborative timetabling arrangements across partner schools.

Choice of subjects is a key driver for school retention and completion. Increasing choice at VCE allows students to engage in courses that appeal to their interests and abilities and is likely to impact access to higher education, vocational education and training opportunities and employment prospects.

Schools from all sectors are invited to participate, provided at least one school in the partnership is a government school in a regional or rural area. More information on this initiative, including the application process and expression of interest form, can be found at VCE Collaboration Fund.

Applications for the fifth and final round of funding close on Wednesday 31 March.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure this information is distributed to the relevant staff and stakeholders.

Critical dates

Wednesday 31 March 2021 – Round 5 applications close at 5pm

Additional information

For all queries regarding the application process: or (03) 7022 0422.