VCE/VCAL amid #COVID19: updates

This information applies to Victorian students in government schools and is correct as of Wednesday, 15th of April, adapted from the VCAA’s letter to Principals.

  • The GAT will be held in October or November.
  • End of year exams will be postponed until December at the earliest.
  • Where it’s possible, school-based assessment tasks or SACs will be reduced so students can focus on learning and studying through this period of disruption.
  • Universities will be asked to delay the start of the 2021 year.
  • VCAL students will be given more time to complete their courses.
  • The VCAA is thinking about a shortened end of year exam schedule.
  • It’s been recommended that schools extend the dates of the end of VCE Unit 3 until 26 June 2020.
  • There won’t be any changes to the teaching and assessment of Unit 3.
  • Further advice around about which Unit 3 SACs can be done at home and which will need to be done at school will be given this week (week of April 20) as well as how these will be authenticated fairly.
  • Unit 4 Study Designs are being reviewed to reduce the number of school-based assessments. A few studies will have the assessment across Units 3&4.
  • The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is working with VCAA to make sure all Study Designs are available by 25 April 2020.
  • There will be no change to VCAL content or assessment, except around mandatory VET requirements.
  • The date for entering Unit 3 school-assessed task scores has been extended to 12 October.

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