Series VPRS 11376
Board of Studies (Secondary) Minutes
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Date Range: Series ? 1969 - 1987
  Series in Custody 1969 - 1987
  Contents 1969 - 1987
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1969 - 1985 Education Department VA 714
1985 - 1987 Ministry of Education and Training (previously known as Ministry of Education) VA 1112
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1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
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  • How to use the Records
    Minutes of meetings are arranged in chronological order by date of meeting. Researchers should consult the Records Description List to determine which unit(s) contains the minutes for the meeting or period in which they are interested.

  • Function / Content
    The general function of the Board of Studies (Secondary) was to exercise an oversight over the various Departmental qualifications available to secondary teachers. The Board would advise the Director-General on such matters as the parity and status of courses, and the equivalence of standards arising from the number and diversity of courses and institutions.

    The Board was to have a special responsibility in advising the Director-General on regulations relating to qualifications held by secondary teachers (and some technical teachers). It was decided that the Board would be the body to advise on courses approved for fourth years of study or, preferably, completion of the Higher Diploma.

    It was agreed that, as a Certifying Authority, the Board would examine and approve courses submitted by the various teachers colleges (if they accorded with regulations). At the end of each year, each principal would formally submit the names of all students who had completed successfully the approved courses, and the Board would then certify to the Director-General that the students as listed were entitled to the award of the various certificates, diplomas, and higher diplomas.

    Contents of the minutes include agenda notices, names of members attending, and apologies from members not attending the meeting, confirmation and acceptance of minutes from previous meeting, business arising from the minutes, correspondence received, reports received, chairmans reports, individual teacher cases, assessment of various tertiary courses and general business.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The minutes were contained in lever-arch folders, sequentially numbered, with date ranges on the spine of each folder. There is no index to the minutes.

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