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In this Facebook video, Education Minister James Merlino explains the Term 2 remote learning arrangements in Victorian schools.


The Age reported today, "This year's crop of year 12 students, already hit hard by school shutdowns due to the coronavirus, could be further disadvantaged if the school year is not extended, an education expert says.'

The article goes on to quote Parents Victoria Executive Officer Gail McHardy:

Gail McHardy, executive officer of Parents Victoria, said there was just as much anxiety among parents as students. She said those who were not confident about their ability to support their children's studies at home should speak out.

"Parents might not have a level of education to support their children - there is no shame in sharing that with their school community to get some suggestions,” Ms McHardy said.

 Read the fuil article in the Age


Education Minister James Merlino has announced that all Victorian government primary, secondary and special schools will move to remote and flexible learning and teaching in Term 2.

In a media release today, Minister Merlino and Premier Dan Andrews announced that:

  • Most Victorian students will be educated from home when Term 2 starts next week to ensure the physical distancing will help slow the spread of coronavirus, with free internet access and laptops for those students who need it most.
  • On-site learning will only be available for children whose parents can’t work from home and vulnerable students without access to a suitable learning environment at home. Under limited conditions, on-site learning may also be available for VCE and VCAL students.
  • VCE students will still receive an ATAR score, but there will be a number of changes to the academic timetable for VCE and VCAL students.
  • VCE study scores will continue to be a combination of school-based assessment and external exams. VCAL students will have more time to complete their courses and this will be consistent with the revised dates for the VCE.

See full details in the Minister's media release

 Media reporting


Some of the resources that previously appeared on this page have been moved to our new COVID-19 resources section.

You'll find information about learning from home, wellbeing and where to go for reliable updates on the situation.

We will continue to add new resources as they become available.

Go to the COVID-19 resources section


The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has updated its advice for VCE and VCAL students. 

The most recent update (24 March) update covers School-Assessed Coursework (SACs) and School-Assessed Tasks (SATs)

See the VCAA website for updates.


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