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.


Official VCE Exam Timetable

Exam dates for 2023:


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


VCAA VCE Special Provisions

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) Special Provision Policy aims to provide students in defined circumstances with the opportunity to participate in and complete their secondary level studies.

The underlying principle of the VCAA Special Provision Policy is to ensure that the most appropriate, fair, and reasonable options are available for students to demonstrate their capabilities if their learning and assessment programs are affected by disability, illness, impairment or other circumstances. Special provision should provide equivalent, alternative arrangements for students but not confer an advantage to any student over other students.

Individual students may need special provision in their learning program to achieve the learning outcomes, and in assessment to demonstrate their learning and achievement.

Specific eligibility criteria apply to the granting of special provision for the VCE or VCE VM.

For further information and/or to apply for Special Provisions contact the Director of Learning and Teaching.



In 2023 Victoria is moving to a new single senior secondary certificate that brings together the best of VCE and VCAL. The VCE Vocational Major will be introduced to replace the existing VCAL programme at the Intermediate and

Senior levels. Introducing the Vocational Major into the VCE will mean all senior secondary pathways are equally celebrated and recognised. An integrated senior secondary certificate will build on the successes of the Victorian

Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). An integrated certificate will provide all senior secondary students with a genuine and identifiable vocational pathway that aligns with their personal strengths, interests and post-school



Notre Dame College Careers

For further information click on the link to the Notre Dame College Careers website, then click on the Senior School tab.



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