VCAL ReviewOverview

Review into Vocational and Applied Learning Pathways in Senior Secondary Schooling

The Victorian Government is reviewing vocational and applied learning in senior secondary schooling and invites your input.

They would like to hear your views, opinions and experiences regarding the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), VET delivered to school students (VDSS) and School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs).

Information will be collected through school visits, workshops, forums, meetings, online surveys and submissions. The information will enable the Review to provide advice on how Victoria’s vocational and applied learning education programs can effectively equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for post-school success, including advising on the barriers to providing high-quality and valued VCAL and VDSS.

The Review will deliver a final report to the Minister for Education in May 2020, including recommendations on applied learning and vocational options that:

  • are highly engaging for students
  • provide students with the capabilities for further education and employment, and
  • lead to post school-success.

The aim is to design a clear, consistent, credible and high-quality vocational and applied learning system that improves access to, and transitions between, school, post-secondary education and work.


Submit your response – now extended to April 17