Information regarding SMS release of VCE results and ATAR

You may be aware of reports of students receiving results early by SMS. We sincerely thank the careers practitioners who contacted us to report the issue and apologise that we have not yet been able to respond individually due to urgent investigations.

We have just released the following statement which contains all of the information that we currently know:

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) are aware of reports of the premature release of VCE results and ATARs via SMS.

We apologise to all VCE students for any confusion, anxiety, or upset caused by this incident.

VTAC and the VCAA are working to establish the accuracy of the information sent as soon as possible.

The SMS service used by VTAC and VCAA is handled by an external provider, Salmat Digital.

Salmat is urgently investigating the exact nature, extent, and cause of what has occurred.

Once this is known, we will take all steps to ensure that students, parents and schools are all made aware of it.

Further updates will be provided as soon as information is available.

We are continuing to work urgently on this matter and will provide further updates to you when they are available.

Categories: ATAR and Scaling

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