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Monash Experts: New General Achievement Test (GAT) for VCE students

Monash University experts are available to discuss the following topics:


Professor Deborah Corrigan, Director, Education Futures, Faculty of Education

Contact details: +61 427 685 772 or media@monash.edu 

Read more of Deborah’s commentary on Monash Lens

  • New General Achievement Test (GAT) for Victorian Year 11 and 12 students to be introduced by 2021 

  • Should GAT results be visible to employers? 

  • Format and content of the GAT

  • How will the new GAT apply to Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students?


Ms Stephanie Wescott, PhD candidate, Faculty of Education

Contact details: +61 430 014 966 or media@monash.edu

  • Should GAT results be visible to employers? 

  • What is the current assessment system for VCE and VCAL students?

  • How will the new GAT work in tandem with the existing VCE and VCAL system?

  • Proposed proficiency certificate in Year 9 NAPLAN tests


Dr Marie Yap, Associate Professor and Psychologist, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 

Contact details: +61 468 383 782 or media@monash.edu


  • How will the new GAT test affect high school students’ stress levels 

  • How can parents support their children through GAT, VCE and VCAL testing? 

  • Supporting students’ mental health during exam time 


For any other topics on which you may be seeking expert comment, contact the Monash University Media Unit on +61 3 9903 4840 or media@monash.edu.


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