*POSTPONED* General Achievement Test (GAT)

02/06/2021 - Notice to schools from the VCAA: The 2021 General Achievement Test (GAT) scheduled for next Wednesday 9 June 2021 will be rescheduled to a date to be determined. We expect this to be in coming weeks.This decision will support schools to fully focus on completing coursework and school-based assessments on return to classrooms. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is currently determining the most appropriate date for the rescheduled 2021 GAT, and we will keep you updated.

Students who are studying a Unit 3/4 VCE or VCE VET scored subject are required to sit the VCAA’s General Achievement Test (GAT) on Wednesday, 9 June 2021 from 10:00am – 1:15pm in Mercy Stadium. Please note this is a student-free day for the College so students attending the GAT will only have access to Mercy Stadium. All other areas ot the College will be closed. 

Important information for students can be downloaded below.

For instructions on completing GAT examinations, see How to complete the GAT

VCE Study Score 

What's a Study Score? How do you calculate a Study Score? Study Score examples. 
For more information and to view the short videos explaining a Study Score, follow this link

School-based Assessments

At Notre Dame College, school-based assessments are:

  • Outcome Assessment Tasks (OATs) - VCE Units 1 & 2 and VET Year 1 (Year 11)

  • School Assessed Coursework (SACs) - VCE Units 3 & 4 and VET Year 2 (Year 12)

Dates for OATs and SACs can be downloaded below from early each semester.

Where a student will be absent for an OAT or SAC, they are required to apply to reschedule it prior to the original date or within three school days following their return to school.

* IMPORTANT NOTE: Where a student fails to follow this procedure, the student will receive an N - Not Satisfactory for the unit. The student then needs to appeal via contact with the Director of Learning and Teaching within 7 days.

VCE, VET and VCAL Student Handbook

The VCE, VET and VCAL Student Handbook is an important document to be read by all students in years 11 and 12 at the College.

Download the handbook below.


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2021 VCE & VCAL Student Handbook (698 downloads) Popular Download
GAT 2021 Student Information (568 downloads) Popular Download
Year 11 OAT Dates for Semester 1 (307 downloads) Popular Download
Year 12 SAC Dates for Semester 1 (357 downloads) Popular Download