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COVID-19 advice

On 22 May, the Minister for Education announced the revised dates for the 2020 VCE examinations and the General Achievement Test (GAT):

  • The GAT will be held on Wednesday 9 September 2020
  • VCE written exams will begin in the week commencing 9 November and be completed by 2 December 2020.

The revised dates will provide sufficient time for teachers and students to complete adjusted VCE Unit 4 learning and school-based assessments and prepare adequately for the examinations. They also allow for VCE and VCAL students to get their final results and ATARs before the end of 2020.

Further information about examination dates can be found on the 2020 VCE Examination timetable page.

From Tuesday 26 May, all VCE and VCAL students, along with Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students and specialist school students returned to on-site learning at government schools.

Students in Years 3 to 10 returned to on-site learning onTuesday 9 June.

Students and learners – VCE, VCE VET AND VCAL

The return of VCE, VCE VET and VCAL students  to school has enabled schools to continue with learning and assessment components that were more difficult to implement in a remote and flexible learning environment.

VCE and VCAL students have shown great initiative, energy and resilience in meeting the challenges that the pandemic has presented.

The VCAA receives many enquiries from VCE and VCAL students. If you have questions you can contact the VCAA on 1800 134 197 or

Schools and educators

For the latest information and updates please visit the Schools and Educators COVID-19 page and check for regular updates.

Parents, carers and guardians

Parents, carers and guardians have made outstanding efforts to help the delivery of remote and flexible schooling and support their children's return to the classroom this term.

If you have questions you can contact the VCAA on 1800 134 197 or

For further advice, refer to the Department of Education and Training, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and Independent Schools Victoria’s website for parents.