Victoria’s Minister for Education James Merlino has established a review of VCAL and VET in schools, including school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

Its aim is to improve vocational education and applied learning to ensure school students receive a high-quality qualification and the technical and practical skills Victoria’s economy needs.

Led by the former CEO of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, John Firth, it will make recommendations for reforms. As Chair of the Review, he is:

“… keen to ensure that the Review is fully informed by the views and experiences of all involved in Victoria’s education system. I encourage feedback from current and past students, parents, teachers, principals, employers, VET and university educators and the broader community.”

Consultation has already begun, and you can engage with the process through its website, which provides the review’s terms of reference, and includes a consultation paper.

The website also enables you to complete a survey, which closes on 27 March 2020 or upload a submission by referencing the consultation paper. Submissions are due on 27 March also.

A final report will be delivered to the Minister in May this year.