February School Census Collections

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Four data collections are conducted in February and March.

Dates for the collections in the current year can be found under the heading for each collection. A printable data collection schedule will be provided ahead of the census each year.

Student Enrolment Census, Wednesday 28 February 2018 

Schools complete the February Student Enrolment Census using the CASES21 Census application.

Schools should familiarise themselves with the documentation available under Guidelines for completing the census, below.

 Further information and guidance is provided to schools ahead of the census return deadline each year.

The Student Enrolment Census may be submitted from Wednesday 21 February 2018 until close of business on Wednesday 28 February 2018. Returns submitted prior to 21 February 2018 will not be accepted.

Teacher Recruitment Difficulty Census

Schools must complete the Teacher Recruitment Difficulty Census by Wednesday 7 March 2018.

Complete the Teacher Recruitment Difficulty Census Edumail account required

The census asks schools:

  • whether they employed teaching staff in the reference period for the current school year
  • whether they experienced difficulties recruiting teaching staff during the reference period
  • the subject areas that were difficult to recruit teachers for
  • the strategies employed to fill difficult vacancies
  • any subjects schools were forced to drop for want of suitably qualified teachers.

This data enables the Department to assess more accurately which localities and in which subject or specialist areas schools may be experiencing difficulties recruiting teachers.

The Department uses the data in devising strategies to assist schools to overcome these problems.

Year 9-12 Exit Destination Data

Schools with students in Years 9-12 must enter and submit the Exit Destination Data using CASES 21 by 14 March 2018. For Step-by-step instructions, see:  CASES21 Administration User Guide, Chapter 12: Exiting Students and Year 9 to 12 Exit Destinations

Census of Computers in Schools

The Census of Computers in Government Schools is completed online using the PRISM portal as part of the annual school ICT self-assessment. The census closes on the last day of Term 1, Thursday 29 March 2018.

Your Specialist Technician will assist you to complete the Census of Computers in Schools. To access the portal, see:

For further information about the Census of Computers consult your school's Specialist Technician, your regional Service Delivery Manager, or contact the: