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

We 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.

Your insights will help us 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.

Let’s ensure that all Victorian senior secondary students are given the opportunity, experiences and training to succeed.

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Privacy collection notice

The Review is being led by independent reviewer, John Firth (the Reviewer) and supported by the Department of Education and Training (the Department).

All questions contained in the surveys are optional, and you may elect to leave any question unanswered. You may also choose to submit answers anonymously.

Your personal, health and sensitive information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Data and Protection Act 2014 (Vic), the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) and the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic).

The information you provide, and your survey answers, will be given to the Reviewer and the supporting Project Team to inform the Review’s recommendations. The recommendations will be included in a Final Report provided to the Minister for Education in May 2020. The Final Report may be made publicly available.

Multiple choice, ranking and scale questions from the survey will be published as de-identified and aggregate data. De-identified free text responses may also be selected for inclusion in the Final Report.

The information will be stored on Engage Victoria servers in New South Wales and the Department’s servers in Victoria. Only those on the Project Team and the Reviewer will have permission to access the information.

You can request to access and correct your information by contacting the Project Team at VCAL.Review@edumail.vic.gov.au (unless you have chosen to submit anonymously).

For more information, please see the Department of Education and Training's Information Privacy Policy.