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 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and/or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (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.
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) to find out more.
|TBA ||VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.|
|31 March 2020||Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.|
|April 2020||VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.|
|May 2020||If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission.|
|31 July 2020||Final date for the VCAA to notify VRQA of provider authorisations.|
Providers expanding course delivery
| Date || Activity |
| TBA|| VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.|
|30 June 2020 ||Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.|
|July 2020|| VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.|
|August 2020||If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission.|
| September 2020|| VCAA communicates outcomes to provider.|
Providers applying for re-authorisation
|Date || Activity |
|TBA||VRQA and VCAA briefing session for all applying non-school providers.|
| 31 March 2020||Authorisation applications due to the VCAA.|
| April 2020|| VCAA assesses evidence for compliance.|
|May 2020|| If further evidence is required, the VCAA will assist the provider to submit one resubmission|
| 31 July 2020 ||Final date for the VCAA to notify VRQA of provider authorisations.|
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
VCE assessment task plan
VET program advice
VCE study curriculum and assessment plan
Available January 2020
VCAL learning program overview (docx - 192.65kb)
VCAL Sample Assessment Task Templates (docx - 188.96kb)
VET program advice (docx - 186.8kb)
VCAL administrative roles (docx - 184.62kb)
VCAL assessment practices and quality assurance (docx - 187.61kb)
VCAL attendance policy and processes (docx - 186.38kb)
VCAL disseminating information to staff and students (docx - 186.75kb)
VCAL integrity of records and results (docx - 186.52kb)
VCAL management of authentication (docx - 187.81kb)
VCAL management of eligibility for award of the qualification (docx - 185.61kb)
VCAL satisfactory completion of units (docx - 187.66kb)
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