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We have all had an insight into learning from home, we are keen to hear your views on homeschooling as well. Over the past few months, the VPC has been fortunate to be working with students from Macquarie University looking at the increasing numbers of parents taking on the role of homeschooling. As part of their work with…

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VPC hosted an information session for parents about the upcoming changes to the VCE. Our presenters promised a Q & A flyer and here it is! Click to download  

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Screen Shot 2022 11 09 at 10.47.02 am 1024x451 - New Child Safe Standards for Schools: Information and support to help understand the new standards

The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is Victoria’s education and training regulator.  It is our responsibility to ensure Victorian schools meet the standards for registration and child safety.   This is important because the new Child Safe Standards came into effect on 1 July 2022.   These Standards are compulsory for schools, organisations or…

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Over the past two years the Victorian Parents Council has been fortunate to host students from Macquarie University’s PACE program. The students have undertaken research on the joys and challenges of modern parents with emerging teens. In this excerpt we look at the Link Between Parent and Child Mental Health   Children tend to learn…

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 The inaugural ASG-ACE Teachers Report Card stated that “we must work as a community to ensure the standing of the teaching profession is more valued and respected by the broader public.” This is a primary goal of Australia’s longest running education awards program, the National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA). The Awards were established 28…

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  The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is Victoria’s education and training regulator.   Part of our responsibilities is registering children for homeschooling in Victoria. Any child of compulsory school age (6–17 years) who is being educated at home must be registered with the VRQA   In Victoria, home education or home schooling means…

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const bus818x496 - Victoria’s Senior Secondary Education Is Changing

From 2023, the new VCE Vocational Major will replace Intermediate and Senior VCAL. This means the VCE will recognise different students equally. The new Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) will replace Foundation VCAL. Students will have more education choices, a higher-quality curriculum and better workplace experiences – preparing them for further study, training at TAFE or…

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The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession to ensure quality teaching, and provide for the safety and wellbeing of children.     All teachers must be registered with VIT in order to undertake the duties of a teacher in a Victorian school or…

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