Changes to Schooling in Victoria

UPDATED – 16 April

VCAA has released an FAQ with some commonly asked questions from VCE students, including how assessment will be affected and university entrance in 2021.

Find the FAQ and the latest updates from VCAA here: https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/news-and-events/latest-news/Novel%20coronavirus%20update/Pages/default.aspx

During the current coronavirus situation, many things have been changing with regards to school. The team at Study Work Grow are putting together information to help you stay informed.

In Victoria, school will start again for Term 2 on Wednesday 15 April. Students should be staying at home to learn remotely. Schools will still be open for students whose parents work in essential services.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that senior students without access to computers and internet will be supported by supplying laptops, tablets, SIM cards and dongles to students who need them.

The Minister also announced the following adjustments to the delivery of the VCE:

  • The GAT test will move from June to October or November.
  • End-of-year exams will be postponed until at least December.
  • School-based assessment tasks will be reduced where possible to relieve some pressure on students as they move to remote and flexible learning arrangements.
  • Universities will be asked to delay the start of the 2021 university year to account for impacts of coronavirus on senior secondary students.

He has also stressed that every student will still be able to receive their ATAR and VCE this year, and that they are working closely with universities and VTAC to ensure entry in 2021 is still going ahead.

You can read up on the latest announcements from the Premier here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/victorian-students-to-learn-from-home-as-vce-timelines-revised/

See advice from the Department of Education here: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Follow announcements and changes from VTAC here: http://vtac.edu.au/update-covid-19.html

Individual universities are also regularly updating information regarding coronavirus and study. Check out the links below for each uni:

Australian Catholic University: https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/news/2020/january/coronavirus-update/coronavirus-fact-sheet

Deakin University: https://www.deakin.edu.au/covid-19-updates

La Trobe University: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/about/novel-coronavirus

Monash University: https://www.monash.edu/news/coronavirus-updates

RMIT: https://www.rmit.edu.au/news/alerts/coronavirus

Swinburne University: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/alerts/coronavirus/future-student/

University of Melbourne: https://www.unimelb.edu.au/coronavirus

Victoria University: https://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/news-events/news/coronavirus-covid-19-faqs/future-students-at-vu-coronavirus-covid-19-faqs

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