FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When are 2020 results and ATARs available?

The VCE Results and ATAR Service operates from 7am Wednesday 30 December 2020 until 4pm Sunday 3 January 2021 via the website and mobile app.

Am I able to receive my results using the VCE Results and ATAR Service?

If you have a VCE enrolment in at least one Unit 3 and 4 subject in 2020 you will receive your grades and study scores from the VCAA via the VCE Results and ATAR Service. Students who have met the conditions for receiving an ATAR in the current year will also receive ATAR advice from VTAC. Refer to the ATAR explained on the VTAC website for further information about who receives an ATAR and how it is calculated.

What is an ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, or ATAR, is calculated by VTAC solely for the use of tertiary institutions to compare the overall achievement of students who have completed different combinations of VCE studies. The ATAR is used in all Australian states.

Refer to the ATAR explained on the VTAC website for questions about the ATAR.

What information will be available on the VCE Results and ATAR Service?

The VCAA provides you with the following information:

  • whether you have been awarded the VCE or VCAL
  • a list of all Year 12 studies you completed in 2020, with your grades and study scores
  • whether you have been awarded the VCE (Baccalaureate).

If you qualify for an ATAR, VTAC provides you with the following information:

  • your ATAR
  • your VTAC scaled study scores.

Only 2020 results are available on all services

How can I get my results on the internet?

VCE Results, ATARs and VTAC scaled study scores will be released on the 2020 VCE Results and ATAR Service from 7am on Wednesday 30 December.

You must register for the Results and ATAR service before you can log in to the website or app.

To access your VCE results and ATAR from the website or app, you must enter your VCAA student number and the password you created when registering for the service.

Make sure that you keep your VCAA student number and password in a secure place.

The website service is free and available 24 hours a day from 7am Wednesday 30 December 2021 until 4pm Sunday 3 January 2021. After this time, your ATAR can be accessed in your VTAC account.

How can I get my results through the app?

To access your VCE results and ATAR using the app you will need to download the app to your device.

To access your VCE results and ATAR from the app, you must enter your VCAA student number and the password you created when registering for the service.

Make sure that you keep your VCAA student number and password in a secure place.

The app is free and available for download now. Your VCE results and ATAR are available via the app 24 hours a day from 7am Wednesday 30 December 2021 until 4pm Sunday 3 January 2021. After this time, your ATAR can be accessed in your VTAC account.

If I am in Year 11, will I find out my VTAC scaled study scores?

VTAC scaled study scores are only available from the VCE Results and ATAR Service if they are used as part of an ATAR calculation. If you are a Year 11 student who has completed a Unit 3 and 4 subject, you will receive only your raw study score from the VCAA. You will only see your scaled study scores once you qualify for an ATAR in a future year.

How do I register for the Results and ATAR Service?

You will need to create a password by registering at the Results and ATAR website, or using the Results and ATAR app. The password you create will be valid for use in both the app and website.

To register, you will need to provide your name, VCAA student number, date of birth, and an email address. During the registration process you will choose a secure password. This password must be a minimum of 8 characters, and contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one numeral and one special character from the list below:

  • uppercase letter (A-Z)
  • lowercase letter (a-z)
  • numeral (0-9)
  • one of the following special characters ~`!@#$%^&*()--+={[}]|\:;"'<,>.?/*+.

The Results Service password is not the same as your VTAC PIN. Changing your VTAC PIN does not change your Results Service password and vice versa.

What if I'm having trouble registering for the Service?

To successfully register for the Results and ATAR Service, you must enter your name, date of birth, and VCAA student number exactly as entered by your school when you enrolled in the VCE.

Re-enter your details carefully to ensure there are no typographical errors, and ensure that your name is divided into first name, middle name, and surname exactly as recorded by your school.

You can contact the VCE Coordinator or Careers Adviser at your school to check the details of your VCE enrolment. You can also contact VTAC for technical assistance on (03) 9926 1020.

What if I don't know my VCAA student number?

If you don't know your VCAA student number, you must contact your school to obtain this information

What if I forget my password?

You can reset your password by using the “forgot password” link on the login page. You will need to re-enter your personal information, and then reset instructions will be sent to the email address that you provided at the time of registration.

What if I need to change my registered email address?

It is important that you keep your registered email address up to date, as this is used to reset your password if you forget it. To change your email address, log in to the Results and ATAR Service using your VCAA student number and the password that you created.

Are my results secure?

Your results are delivered to you securely through the VCE Results and ATAR Service website and app using the latest security measures. To enhance the security of your results, ensure that your VCAA student number and Results Service password are kept in a safe place. Do not tell anyone else your secure password.

How can I get my results if I am overseas?

You can access your results through the VCE Results and ATAR Service website (resultsandatar.vic.edu.au) and app while you are overseas.

Note: security restrictions may prevent access from outside Australia during the first 15 minutes of the service's operating hours.

Will I receive my results in the mail?

Your VCE Results are sent to the address supplied by your school to the VCAA. Check with your school as to what address they have provided to the VCAA. If the address is not correct, then you will need to check with your post office. However, address changes after 27 November 2020 cannot be accepted by the VCAA and you will need to have your mail redirected to your new address. VCE and VCAL certificates are distributed by schools and colleges, rather than mailed with results.

ATAR statements are sent to the address registered with VTAC if you have applied for courses and paid the VTAC course application processing fee. If you have not applied for courses or have not paid the processing fee by 5pm, Friday 4 December and still require a printed ATAR statement, this can be purchased via the VTAC website following the release of results.

You can change your address details in your VTAC account for receipt of an ATAR statement up to the application payment deadline specified on the VTAC website.

Post Results and ATAR Service (PRAS)

The Post Results and ATAR Service (PRAS) has been set up to assist you with any questions you may have about your VCE results and/or your ATAR. The PRAS cannot provide actual results or the ATAR. If you would like to speak to someone about your VCE results or ATAR please call the PRAS on (03) 9637 3877 (metropolitan callers), 1800 653 080 (free call) or email pras@edumail.vic.gov.au

This service will operate during the following times:

Wednesday 30 December: 7am-5pm

Thursday 31 December: 9am-5pm

Friday 1 January 2021: CLOSED (New Year's Day)

Saturday 2 January: 10am-4pm

Sunday 3 January: 10am-4pm

For further information about the PRAS, accessing your VCE results and the ATAR refer to the VTAC website (www.vtac.edu.au) or the VCAA website (www.vcaa.vic.edu.au). 

You can also visit the PRAS website at pras.resultsandatar.vic.edu.au.for answers to frequently asked questions about how VCE results and the ATAR are calculated.

Last Review Date - 3 August 2020