COVID-19: Changes to VCE and VCAL

The Victorian Government has announced changes to the delivery of the VCE and VCAL in 2020. The changes recognise and respond to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changes to VCE include:

  • 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 impacts of coronavirus on senior secondary students.

VCAL students will have more time to complete their courses and this will be consistent with the revised dates for the VCE.

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s CEO has written to senior secondary school principals to provide guidance on VCE Units 3 and 4, and outline upcoming webinars and changes to administrative dates.

For a copy of the letter, see: