Learning during COVID-19

Department of Education and Training coronavirus (COVID-19) website

Victoria’s restriction levels – Stage 3 (Regional Victoria), Stage 4 (Melbourne)

Due to high levels of community transmission, Premier Dan Andrews recently announcement the enactment of Stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne, effective 6:00pm, Sunday 02 August.

The Premier also announced the enactment of Stage 3 ‘Stay Home’ restrictions in regional Victoria, including the Mitchell Shire, effective 11:59pm, Wednesday 05 August.

Catholic, Independent and Government schools in these areas will be impacted by the restrictions.

Principals, teachers and school staff seeking advice are encouraged to call the Department of Education and Training coronavirus (COVID-19) phone line on 1800 338 663, available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Please see the school operations guide here.

 

Prep to Year 12- Melbourne (Stage 4)

Wednesday 05 August

Year 11 and 12 (both VCE and VCAL) and Specialist School students in Melbourne will move to remote and flexible learning.

Prep to Year 10 students in Melbourne will continue to undertake a remote and flexible learning program.

On-site supervision will be available for students of permitted workers, vulnerable students and any student with a disability.

We’ll support teachers and staff at greater risk to continue working remotely off-site.

 

Prep to Year 12- Regional Victoria (Stage 3)

Wednesday 05 August

Prep to Year 12 students (excluding Specialist school students) in regional areas will commence remote and flexible learning.

On-site supervision will be available for students of permitted workers, vulnerable students and any student with a disability.

We’ll support teachers and staff at greater risk to continue working remotely off-site.

 

Early childhood education: Access to Childcare Permit- Melbourne (Stage 4)

Thursday 06 August

Early childhood education services will only remain open to provide education and care for those children whose parents or carers are permitted workers, and for vulnerable children.

For permitted workers who are still required to attend work onsite and need access to childcare or kinder, there will just be a component of the existing Workers Permit where they will need to confirm there is no one else in their household able to supervise their child.

For people working from home in permitted industries who aren’t able to supervise their kids in the course of their duties, and who don’t have anyone else in the household who can supervise them either, there will be a separate form to complete.

Please see further information on the Department of Education and Training website or Premier’s media release (05 August).

 

Early childhood education- Regional Victoria (Stage 3)

Early childhood education services can continue to operate as usual, in line with the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer.

Please see further information on the Department of Education and Training website.

 

VCE Learning

VCE students will still receive an ATAR score, but there will be changes to the academic calendar, including:

  • The General Achievement Test (GAT) will be held towards the end of Term 3 on Wednesday 9 September, 2020. 
  • VCE exams will begin the week commencing Monday 9 November and will be completed by Wednesday 2 December, 2020.
  • VCE study scores will continue to be a combination of school-based assessment and external exams.
  • VCE and VCAL students will receive their results before the end of 2020.
  • Universities and TAFEs are working closely with the State Government to enable enrolments to commence next year.

VCE is an intense couple of years at the best of times. These measures have been put in place to give certainty to thousands of VCE students whose studies have been interrupted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please see the Premier’s full media release (22 May, 2020) here.