Term 3 arrangements in schools

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On the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government announced that regional and rural Victoria are now under Stage 3 restrictions and metropolitan Melbourne is under Stage 4 restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

These requirements apply to all schools across the government, Catholic and independent sectors and across all metropolitan Melbourne and rural and regional Victoria, and are likely to apply until the end of Term 3.

Metropolitan Melbourne

Prep to Year 10

Prep to Year 10 students will continue with remote and flexible learning.

The criteria for students that can attend on-site has changed as follows:

  • children whose parents are permitted workers and for whom no other arrangements can be made
  • vulnerable children in out of home care, children known to child protection and other agencies and children the school identifies as vulnerable
  • children with a disability where the family is experiencing severe stress.

If you are a permitted worker, contact your child's school to confirm on-site supervision arrangements. Find out more about the permitted worker scheme.

Senior secondary Year 11 and 12 (VCE and VCAL)

All Year 11 and 12 provision for both VCE and VCAL will move to remote and flexible learning.

General achievement test

The general achievement test (GAT) will be rescheduled from Wednesday 9 September to Wednesday 7 October.

VCE examinations

The schedule for the VCE examinations and release of results will remain as previously advised.

Ongoing advice about on-site attendance

More advice will be provided in relation to on-site attendance for mandatory assessments, including School-assessed Coursework (SACs).

Stay up-to-date with Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the latest information.

Specialist schools

Students will move to remote and flexible learning.

On-site supervision in specialist schools will only be available to:

  • children whose parents are permitted workers and for whom no other arrangements can be made
  • vulnerable children in out of home care, children known to child protection and other agencies and children the school identifies as vulnerable
  • children with a disability where the family is experiencing severe stress.

If you are a permitted worker, contact your child's school to confirm on-site supervision arrangements. Find out more about the permitted worker scheme.

Rural and regional Victoria

Prep to Year 10

Prep to Year 10 students will move to remote and flexible learning.

On-site supervision in rural and regional Victoria will be available to:

  • children whose parents cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made (not only those defined as permitted workers)
  • vulnerable children in out of home care, children known to child protection and other agencies and children the school identifies as vulnerable
  • any child with a disability.

Senior secondary Year 11 and 12 (VCE and VCAL)

All Year 11 and 12 provision for both VCE and VCAL will move to remote and flexible learning.

General achievement test

The general achievement test (GAT) will be rescheduled from Wednesday 9 September to Wednesday 7 October.

VCE examinations

The schedule for the VCE examinations and release of results will remain as previously advised.

Ongoing advice about on-site attendance

More advice will be provided in relation to on-site attendance for mandatory assessments, including School-assessed Coursework (SACs).

Stay up-to-date with Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the latest information.

Specialist schools

Any child enrolled in a specialist school in rural and regional Victoria will be able to continue to attend.

Any parent of a child enrolled in a specialist school in rural and regional Victoria who wishes to keep their child at home can do so, and where possible, the school can provide learning materials and activities for the child and their parent to complete at home.