Professional Development

The following professional development (PD) opportunities are available for principals, teachers and school administration staff.

2019 School-assessed Tasks professional learning sessions

Professional learning sessions for studies with School-assessed Tasks will be held during February 2019. These full-day sessions are designed to provide teachers with a clear understanding of how to apply the assessment criteria and descriptors for the School-assessed Task in the relevant study.

Register online.

VCAA Assessment Centre, Coburg. 9.00am–4.00pm

  • Computing: Software Development Monday 11 February
  • Media Tuesday 12 February
  • Art Wednesday 13 February
  • Studio Arts Thursday 14 February
  • Product Design and Technology Monday 18 February
  • Computing: Informatics Tuesday 19 February
  • Visual Communication Design Friday 22 February
  • Studio Arts Monday 25 February (if required)
  • Visual Communication Design 26 February (if required)

VCAA, 2 Lonsdale Street. 9.00am–4.00pm

  • Algorithmics (HESS) Friday 15 February
  • Systems Engineering Monday 11 February

Web conferencing sessions, 4.00pm–5.30pm

  • Systems Engineering Tuesday 12 February
  • Software Development Wednesday 13 February
  • Art Tuesday 19 February
  • Product Design and Technology Tuesday 19 February
  • Media Wednesday 20 February
  • Informatics Wednesday 20 February
  • Studio Arts Wednesday 27 February
  • Visual Communication Design Thursday 28 February

This year full-day sessions will also run in Bendigo. Sessions are scheduled to run in late February/early March. Please register your interest for these sessions and information on dates and venues will be provided once they are confirmed.

Contact vcaa.vce.pd@edumail.vic.gov.au for any further information.



VCE school leaders briefings

The VCAA strongly encourages members of your school's VCE leadership team to attend an important professional development opportunity that will be offered at a variety of venues during February and March 2019. The briefings are intended to give VCE school leaders, particularly new VCE coordinators, an overview of current VCE matters and the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that can be shared with teaching teams. Areas covered in these briefings will include:

  • Enrolment, school assessment, including 'S' and 'N' decisions versus graded assessment and the quality assurance process run by the VCAA. school assessment, including 'S' and 'N' decisions and graded assessment
  • a curriculum update
  • school-based assessment audit, process outline and key finding
  • approaches to developing compliant internal assessment tasks
  • the introduction of the VCE Continuum of Practice and how it can be used to identify best practice which supports improved student outcomes.

The sessions will be held in Term 1, 2019. Register online via Trumba. Download a copy of the training schedule (doc - 127.5kb) to check dates and venues.

Participants can register for only one session; if a session is full, it will not be possible to register. Confirmation of registration will be sent to the participant's email address. Sessions are from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Note that these briefings do not replace the training provided for VASS or the VCE Exam Results Service.


Analysing your school’s VCE results

The VCAA invites you in Term 1, 2019 to participate in valuable professional development training on analysing your school’s VCE results. These sessions are for school staff responsible for the delivery of the VCE – from the classroom teacher to the school leadership team. Their purpose is to increase knowledge and skills in using the VCE assessment results to:

  • identify strengths and weaknesses in your school’s VCE performance against particular curricula
  • inform professional learning discussions with fellow teachers around improving student outcomes.

The sessions make use of the data made available to your school via the VCE Data Service and VCE External Assessment Results Service.

The training content has been split across two modes to increase the effectiveness and accessibility of these sessions. Details of each are shown below.

If you are interested in participating in both, you will need to register for the webinar and the face-to-face session separately.

Webinar training - Analysing Examinations Results

  • VCE Examination Statistics
  • VCE Indicative Grades

Location: Your location

Once you register (select events coloured in orange), a link and instructions will be sent to you before the session.

If you cannot see the sessions when trying to register through the Trumba website, click the option in the left-hand column to view as a table.

Face-to-face training - Analysing VCE Results

  • Study Score Calculation
  • VCE Statistical Moderation
  • VCE Adjusted Scores
  • NEW – NAPLAN/VCE Longitudinal Reports

These are hands-on sessions in which you will analyse your own school’s VCE results. If possible, arrange for a colleague to also register and attend the session with you. Participants find it beneficial to discuss findings from their analyses with a colleague during the session. Places for these sessions are limited to the number of PCs available in the training venue.

Location: Various locations across Victoria. Register now (select events coloured in grey)

If you cannot see the sessions when trying to register through the Trumba website, click the option in the left-hand column to view as a table.

View all modes' session details (docx - 62.58kb)

Note: Sessions are provided at no cost to schools or staff to attend. However, the VCAA does not provide reimbursement for travel, accommodation or funding of staff replacement.

For enquiries contact Susan Dennett at (03) 9032 1759 or email dennett.susan.s@edumail.vic.gov.au.


Victorian Curriculum F – 10 professional learning

Please see our professional learning sessions in other curriculum areas throughout the year.


Professional development workshops for NAPLAN Data Service 

Please see our the NAPLAN Data Service page for details.