Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Responsibilities

A principal’s responsibilities in providing the VCE.

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Do you need to comply?

Yes, if your school is a VCE provider.

Conditions of compliance

Principals of schools are the formal authority for many important procedural and managerial requirements in the VCE. The principal will also ensure that students are provided with access to adequate facilities and resources to complete studies within the VCE.

If you have to comply, what do you have to do?

It is the role of the principal to ensure the following:

  • Communications from the VCAA reach school staff
  • Students receive VCE advice
  • Accuracy of VCE enrolment details, address and consent permissions
  • Security and accuracy and with the entering of VASS data at appropriate enrolments dates
  • Security of Student Numbers and PINs
  • Maintenance of school records
  • Integrity of VCE school assessments
  • Integrity of examination centres and supervisors
  • Procedures exist for conducting student appeals
  • Administration of Special Provision.

The signature of the principal, or a delegate for the principal, is required on some documents to certify that the information provided is accurate and complete.

What are the consequences if you don’t comply?

The programs, assessment and results of VCE students may be affected. Your school could also lose its registration as a provider of the VCE.

Who will help you?

Independent Schools Victoria contact:

Andrew Hay
General Manager, Teaching and Learning
Ph. 03 9825 7250
andrew.hay@is.vic.edu.au

Links and Resources

External linkVCAA: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)