The Victorian Minister for Education recently announced that, from 2021, explicit information about attainment levels of literacy and numeracy will be included in statements of results for students completing their VCE or VCAL.

This followed some months of consultation conducted by the VCAA. The VCAA thanks the VPC for their contribution to that consultation. The VCAA will provide more information about how these changes will be implemented in due course.  

  • From 2021, students undertaking one or more Unit 3/4 studies in VCE and students in their final year of the VCAL qualification will, through the General Achievement Test (GAT) statement of results, receive information about whether they have demonstrated new literacy and numeracy standards.

  • There is no change to the current qualification requirements for the VCE and for VCAL.

  • VCE and VCAL students will be expected to sit the GAT. Current arrangements for exemptions will apply.