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VPC Administrative Handbook 2024

VPC Administrative Handbook 2024 

Find administrative information on curriculum, assessment and more.

The VPC Administrative Handbook 2024 provides detailed information for principals, teachers and administrators on how to implement the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC). The handbook outlines the rules, regulations and policies that support the integrity of the certificates and equity of student access to fair and valid results. This is in line with the national goals for education.

Goal 1: The Australian education system promotes excellence and equity.
Goal 2: All young Australians become confident and creative individuals, successful lifelong learners, and active and informed members of the community.
The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration (December 2019)

This handbook uses the term ‘school’ to cover any organisation registered by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) as a foundation secondary provider.

Schools with students enrolled in a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) study, VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) study and/or VCE Vocational Education and Training (VCE VET) program should refer to the relevant VCE administrative handbook sections for the rules, regulations and policies governing the delivery of the VCE.

This handbook also provides instructions on how to use the Victorian Assessment Software System (VASS) for principals, teachers and administrators.

Summary of changes

Changes were made to the VPC Administrative Handbook 2024 to include arrangements for Structured Workplace Learning for VET in 2024.

For VCE and VCE VM administrative advice, see the VCE Administrative Handbook 2024.

From 2024, all VCAL units will be discontinued and replaced by VCE VM and VPC studies.


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