The VCAL Quality Assurance (QA) process ensures a common understanding and consistency among teachers on assessment judgements and the design of assessment tasks for the three VCAL levels.
The VCAL QA process enables teachers to clarify their ideas about the appropriate VCAL level and tasks for their students.
A VCAL QA panel, led by a VCAL Victorian Liaison Teacher (VLT), has been established in each VCAL QA region to:
- establish benchmarks for consistency in the assessment of VCAL levels and VCAL learning outcomes
- provide support and advice to VCAL teachers that will enable them to design VCAL unit assessment tasks and to make assessment judgements about successful achievement of VCAL learning outcomes
- allocate providers to one of three categories
- highlight outstanding practice in VCAL learning program design.
Quality Assurance (QA) is an important part of the VCAL and all principals/directors should allow appropriate staff to participate in the VCAL QA process and attend VCAL QA meetings if required. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) strongly recommend that the teacher who completes the sample assessment task template also attend the QA meeting/s.
VCAL providers (schools and non-schools) who do not participate in the regional VCAL QA process may be required to submit all their VCAL units for further investigation by the VCAA VCAL Unit.
All VCAL providers are allocated to one of three categories for quality assurance. Please refer to the contact details for VCAL QA panel leaders (VLTs) and the 2019 allocations of VCAL strands to VCAA VCAL QA regions.
VCAL providers with more than one campus are reminded that, for the purposes of quality assurance, each campus is regarded as a standalone provider. Therefore each campus needs to provide a VCAL SATT (Sample Assessment Task Template) by the due date and participate in the QA process as required.
Notice to Schools about 2019 VCAL QA arrangements was published on Wednesday, 30 January 2019.
For more information on the VCAL QA process, please refer to the
QA process flowchart.