Earlier this year the Victorian Minister for Education, the Hon James Merlino MP, asked the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) to investigate whether there should be a more explicit requirement for students to meet minimum standards of literacy and numeracy in order to be awarded the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). He also requested that the VCAA consult widely with experts in the field, including teachers, students, and educators, and with the broader community, including employers, industry, unions, tertiary education providers and the welfare sector. The consultation paper is available here.
RMIT has provided a response, to which Victoria and Baia contributed – RMIT_Submission_literacy_numeracy_May2018
A number of other responses are publicly available:
- Victorian TAFE Association Response Literacy & Numeracy Report
Watch this space!