Changes to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in 2020 

The Victorian Government has announced that, on advice from the Chief Health Officer, all Victorian government schools will move to remote and flexible learning and teaching for Term 2. 

The Victorian Government has also announced the following adjustments to the delivery of the VCE: 

• The GAT test will move from June to October or November.

• End-of-year exams will be postponed until at least December. 

• School-based assessment tasks will be reduced where possible to relieve some pressure on students as they move to remote and flexible learning arrangements.

• Universities will be asked to delay the start of the 2021 university year to account for the impacts of coronavirus on senior secondary students. 

The VCAA has been asked to consider a compressed end-of-year exam schedule in recognition of the disruption caused by the pandemic. 

Changes to Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) in 2020 

There will be no change to VCAL content or assessment, and this will continue in a remote and flexible learning and teaching format for Term 2. If your daughter is enrolled in a VET unit with a mandatory work placement, they will need to defer their mandatory work placement until it can be conducted. This may affect the timing of the award of the student’s certificate. VCAL students will have more time to complete their courses and this will be consistent with the revised dates for the VCE. If students are completing an SBAT, Mrs Wilson will need to be informed and if the placement is still possible, and parental permission given the placement is to continue.

In the meantime, a student’s primary goal during this time is to focus on learning, stay in contact with their teachers and keep on track. Turn to their teachers and family for guidance and support, and the school will provide you with more information as it becomes available.