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International Education The delivery of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in China International Education The delivery of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in China

VCE in China VCE in China

VCE in China § The VCAA has been delivering international education programs since 1999. VCE in China § The VCAA has been delivering international education programs since 1999. § The VCAA currently delivers international education programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Vanuatu and China. § The VCAA has been delivering the VCE in China since 2003. § The first cohort of Chinese graduates completed the VCE in 2004 and since this time 2143 students have successfully completed the VCE in China. § In the recent 2010 November examination period 442 Chinese students sat examinations in China.

VCE in China § The VCAA has developed strong professional relationships with the Chinese VCE in China § The VCAA has developed strong professional relationships with the Chinese schools and Education Authorities where the VCE is delivered. § On 4 March 2008 Mr John Firth, CEO, VCAA visited Tianjin and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Professor Qiao Lijuan, Director Tianjin Admissions and Examination Authority (TAEA). § The VCAA is currently in discussions with partner schools and the relevant Chinese Authorities to enter into MOUs in each region and municipality in which the VCE is delivered.

VCE in China § The VCAAs offshore programs are not large scale compared with VCE in China § The VCAAs offshore programs are not large scale compared with other international education providers. The reasons it is not large scale include: – The VCAA only seeks to deliver high quality programs to ensure quality outcomes for students, teachers and schools involved in the programs – The VCAA is not a business, it is a government agency. – The VCAA does not receive commissions for the delivery of its education programs offshore. – The VCAA does not advertise or market its education programs nationally or internationally. – The VCAA does not recruit students to its programs.

VCE in China § The VCAA delivers the VCE, under licence, to the following VCE in China § The VCAA delivers the VCE, under licence, to the following schools in China: – – – – – TEDA International School, Tianjin (since 2003) Li Hui Li High School, Ningbo, (since 2005) Qingdao Number 19 High School (since 2005) Nanjing Foreign Language School, Xianlin Campus (since 2005) Shude High School, Chengdu, (since 2006) Wuhan Foreign Language School (since 2007) Suzhou International Foreign Language School (since 2009) Wenzhou No 21 School (since 2009) Beijing Foreign Language School (since 2010) Jiang’Yan Number 2 High School (2011)

VCE in China § Subjects studied by students in China include: – – – VCE in China § Subjects studied by students in China include: – – – – – English as a Second Language (ESL) Chinese First Language (CFL) Physics Chemistry Mathematical Methods (CAS) Further Mathematics Economics Accounting Information Technology Applications

VCE in China Victorian School minimum requirements A Victorian school seeking to deliver the VCE in China Victorian School minimum requirements A Victorian school seeking to deliver the VCE offshore must: – be registered by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority to deliver the VCE in Victoria for a minimum of 5 years preceding the application – have a median study score of at least 30 across all subjects for a minimum of 5 years preceding the application – ensure that the nominated teaching staff have a minimum of 5 years experience in the subject areas being offered offshore and have taught the subject within the last 5 years preceding the application.

VCE in China – Partnership Model § Victorian schools who meet the VCAA endorsed VCE in China – Partnership Model § Victorian schools who meet the VCAA endorsed minimum standards must then complete a comprehensive application to be considered by the VCAA International Working Party to deliver the VCE in China. § Applications can take 8 -12 months to be approved. § Victorian Schools must partner with a high performing Chinese school to deliver the VCE in China.

VCE in China Partnership Model § Schools seeking a licence to deliver the VCE VCE in China Partnership Model § Schools seeking a licence to deliver the VCE in China must provide the following key information: – – – – – Business plan Market analysis Benefits realisation plan Project risk analysis Risk management plan Promotional/Publicity plan Financial analysis Resourcing plan Mentoring and teacher PD Plan

VCE in China – Partnership Model § Schools seeking a licence must also provide: VCE in China – Partnership Model § Schools seeking a licence must also provide: – Endorsement letter from local authorising education department at national and/or provincial and municipal level. – Documentation demonstrating educational innovation and achievement of excellence. – Details of English language fluency of students. – Computer literacy and internet usage. – Details of teaching team – subject areas and level of experience. – Details of teacher mentoring plan and program teaching outlines.

VCE in China – Partnership Model § Victorian schools must meet the prescribed minimum VCE in China – Partnership Model § Victorian schools must meet the prescribed minimum standards and guidelines to deliver the VCAA course(s) offshore as well as annually provide the VCAA with: – Student enrolment information: in addition to entries required on VASS, numbers of students enrolled in Year 10/the equivalent pre-VCE program, Year 11/the equivalent pre. VCE program and Year 12 – Teaching staff information including qualifications and evidence of meeting all VCAA contractual requirements relating to registration and appropriate working with children and police checks – Professional development plans for teaching staff at the offshore campus

VCE in China – Partnership Model – Professional development plans for teaching staff at VCE in China – Partnership Model – Professional development plans for teaching staff at the home campus who work in the offshore program – Tracking information relating to students who complete the VCE offshore – Data relating to students who fail to complete the VCE offshore and reasons for the course interruption – List of materials being used offshore including ESL texts, and texts applied in each study – New additions to English library collection each year

VCE in China – Partnership Model – Clear tabular chart of Offshore teachers against VCE in China – Partnership Model – Clear tabular chart of Offshore teachers against home school mentor for each study at each year level – Program organisation chart updated at the commencement of each year listing personnel at each campus – Annually updated information required for the proper delivery of examinations including contact telephone numbers, addresses, telephone lines used for LOTE Oral examinations, details relating to examination supervisors – Samples of School Assessed Coursework as required by the VCAA

VCE in China – Partnership Model § VCAA Annual Program Audits – The VCAA VCE in China – Partnership Model § VCAA Annual Program Audits – The VCAA conducts annual examination security and program audits of every school that delivers the VCE in China. – The Victorian partner school works with their colleagues in China to ensure the program offered to students is as high quality as that offered in their school in Australia. – The VCAA audits both partner school and the Chinese school annually in China and in Victoria.

VCE in China Thomas Carr College § TCC was the first catholic school in VCE in China Thomas Carr College § TCC was the first catholic school in Victoria to receive a licence from the VCAA to deliver the VCE in China. § TCC are partnered with the Wenzhou No 21 School. § The VCE students at Wenzhou No 21 School will sit their first ever examinations in June 2011.

Benefits of the VCE Program Students - Offshore § Develop closer connections and understanding Benefits of the VCE Program Students - Offshore § Develop closer connections and understanding of foreign education systems and culture. § Provide a level of fluency in English language, higher than those students enrolled solely in the Chinese University examination, with an average IELTS level of 6 – 7. § Provide opportunity to experience a western system of education. § Access to Australian universities and other tertiary institutions to pursue further studies. § Complete both the University entrance examination and the VCE (if applicable). § Appreciation of Australian culture and values, both through VCE study and study tours to Australia. § Students do not have to relocate offshore to obtain the VCE.

Benefits of the VCE Program Students - Australia § Victorian students undertaking study and Benefits of the VCE Program Students - Australia § Victorian students undertaking study and exchange programs with partner schools. § Provide opportunities to develop study relationships with international students. § Develop closer connections and understanding of foreign students and their culture. Teachers - Offshore § Professional development through the mentoring of offshore teaching staff. § Job and personal satisfaction from expanding educational opportunities overseas. § Develop broader understanding of the varying education systems, practices and trends. § Opportunities for teachers to travel to the offshore School and international teachers to travel to Australia.

Benefits of the VCE Program Teachers - Australia § Opportunity to learn and experience Benefits of the VCE Program Teachers - Australia § Opportunity to learn and experience a different system of education. § Create international professional links. § Professional development. § Contributes to staff morale. School – Offshore § Introduces a world class curriculum to the school. § Increases the diversity of options the school can offer its students. § Promotes the reputation of the school within its province and China. § Exposes the school to Western assessment and teaching practices. § Freedom from reliance upon expensive foreign teachers to deliver an internationally recognised education program. § Develops links with a good Australian school. § School loses fewer of its students to overseas schools as Chinese students have access to the VCE at a substantially lower cost.

Benefits of the VCE Program Schools - Australia § Promotes the reputation of the Benefits of the VCE Program Schools - Australia § Promotes the reputation of the school internationally. § Provides opportunity to create links across international borders. § Provides professional development opportunities. § Achievement of an articulated educational goal whereby the school aims to create global connections. § Promotion to students of the opportunities to participate as active and responsible global citizens. § The opportunity to deliver a world class education that will benefit students and act as an advocate for the internationalisation of education.

Benefits of the VCE Program VCAA § § Enhance its global presence through strategic Benefits of the VCE Program VCAA § § Enhance its global presence through strategic promotion of its products, especially the VCE offshore. Enhance reputation of VCAA within the Victorian Government and reputation of Victorian Government internationally. Enhance and strengthen in-house expertise through engagement in international education. Opportunities to establish Government to Government agreements and develop broader international perspectives in curriculum and assessment development. Increase the internationalisation of Victoria’s education system. Increase market share in current offshore locations and increase revenues for the State of Victoria. Confirm VCAAs position as a leading international provider of quality education programs and high stakes examinations. Increase VCAAs exposure to the global education market. § Increase revenues through appropriate commercialisation of intellectual property. § § §

Benefits of the VCE Program Victoria § § § § § Promotes the VCE Benefits of the VCE Program Victoria § § § § § Promotes the VCE as an internationally recognised pre-tertiary qualification. Establishes an offshore VCE program in another country which is essentially promoting and marketing the standard and quality of the Victorian education system. Contributes to the Victorian and Federal Government initiatives to promote the export of high quality education products. Promotes the VCE in a global marketplace of potential magnitude. Facilitates the entry of international students into Victorian and Australian tertiary institutions as full fee paying international students. Creates educational links between Victorian and overseas schools, education authorities and Government Departments. Monetary benefits from international students studying in and visiting Victoria. Positions Victoria to become a significant international education hub. Cultural understanding across global networks as well as tangible economic benefits for the state of Victoria in the form of trade, science and employment supply.

VCE Graduate Students § § § Charlie Huang, 2007 VCE graduate of TEDA International VCE Graduate Students § § § Charlie Huang, 2007 VCE graduate of TEDA International School Charlie Huang “Hi! I am Charlie Huang. I completed the VCE in China at TEDA International School in Tianjin in 2007. Now I am completing first year of a Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University. I really enjoy life here in Melbourne because the people are great and the country is fantastic. I’m glad I did the VCE as it has given me a chance to now study in Australia, and prepared me for my university course. ” “大家好,我是黄少桓。我曾在开发区国际学校参加了为期 两年的VCE课程。现在我在澳洲的莫纳什大学就读大一, 学的是商科。我喜欢墨尔本的环境,这边的人也都很热心。 很感谢VCE给我这个接受高质量教育的机会我会努力的 取得更好的成绩。抓住这个机遇,改变你的一生! ”

VCE Graduate Students § § Luran Xiao, 2006 VCE graduate of TEDA International School VCE Graduate Students § § Luran Xiao, 2006 VCE graduate of TEDA International School “I am Luran, and I graduated from the TEDA International School. I completed the VCE in China while studying at a high school in Tianjin. I am completing second year of a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Animation and Interactive Media at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. The VCE is a very well structured course and it has opened a world of opportunity for me. I also work as a freelance designer to gain further work experience. Completing the VCE in China has given me the confidence to adapt to life and tertiary studies in Melbourne. ” “我是肖璐然,毕业于天津开发区国际学校。和大多数 中国高中生不同,我在读国内普通高中课程的同时学 习了澳洲的 VCE课程。我现在墨尔本皇家理 学院就 读第二年的学士学位课程,主修动画与交互媒体。 VCE带给我的早已超越了知识的本身。和其他没有读 过 VCE课程的海外学生相比,我能更好的进入状态, 更快的融入澳洲的学习和生活之中。学习之余,我会 不定期地对外接一些商业设计的 作,赚到了零花也 累积了 作经验。 ”

More Information § VCAA § http: //www. vcaa. vic. edu. au § VCAA International More Information § VCAA § http: //www. vcaa. vic. edu. au § VCAA International Projects § http: //www. vcaa. vic. edu. au/schooladmin/international/index. html