Constituent Question – VCAL Reforms

My question is for the Minister for Education and is regarding the proposed VCAL reforms. The integration of VCAL into the VCE follows a review by former Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority CEO John Firth.

I was pleased to chair the expert reference group for this review at the invitation of the minister, and I am proud of our implementation of its recommendations.

In March I met with the principal of Hawthorn’s own SEDA College, which utilises student engagement with sport to provide vocational education with high success rates—a true leader in Victoria’s vocational education space and a demonstration of how vital vocational education is. My question is: how will the recommendations benefit not only the students at SEDA but all the schools in my electorate of Hawthorn? I look forward to the minister’s response.