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Non-school providers

All non-school providers intending to deliver senior secondary courses leading to VCE and VCAL qualifications must comply with the associated minimum standards for registration and the conditions set by the VCAA (Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017, Schedule 8).

Authorisation advice and process

Non-school providers seeking authorisation to deliver the VCE and/or the VCAL courses must be authorised by the VCAA.

Providers must apply for authorisation and registration concurrently.

Non-school providers are authorised for a period of five years.

If a provider wishes to expand their course offering in this period, they must apply for authorisation to do so.

Providers must apply for re-authorisation and re-registration at the end of this period.

Visit the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) to find out more.

Authorisation timeline

This table displays authorisation timeline

26 February 2021

VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.

30 March 2021

Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.

April/May 2021

VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.

April/May 2021

If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission.

31 July 2021

Final date for the VCAA to notify VRQA of provider authorisations.

Evidence requirements

All providers applying to deliver the VCE or VCAL must provide evidence to demonstrate their capacity to deliver the curriculum and assessment of the relevant course.

Additionally, providers need to provide evidence to demonstrate their capacity to manage the administrative requirements associated with the delivery of the relevant course.

Non-school providers must complete the application form and use the following templates when developing their application:

Application form for authorisation to deliver senior secondary courses (docx - 98.3kb)


Curriculum requirements

VCE study curriculum and assessment plans
The curriculum and assessment plan documents (for each VCE study) contain both an 'Assessment task plan' and a 'Curriculum delivery plan'.

VET program advice (docx - 84.13kb)

Administrative requirements

VCE Administrative requirements 2021 (docx - 101.89kb)


Curriculum requirements

VCAL eligible learning program 2021 (docx - 89.45kb)

Authorisation Curriculum template (docx - 86.61kb)

VCAL VET program advice 2021 (docx - 84.3kb)

Administrative requirements

VCAL administrative requirements 2021 (docx - 100.97kb)


For queries, contact VCAA Authorisations.