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Consultation open for proposed study designs: VCE Drama, VCE Theatre Studies, VCE Languages

The consultation period for the proposed study designs for Drama, Theatre Studies and twelve VCE Languages is now open and will conclude on Friday 8 September 2017.

The languages included in the consultation are: Arabic, Chinese Second Language, Chinese Second Language Advanced, French, German, Greek, Indonesian Second Language, Italian, Japanese Second Language, Korean Second Language, Spanish, and Vietnamese Second Language.

Interested teachers and other stakeholders can review the consultation documents (including the draft study design and summary of proposed changes) and respond to the online questionnaires, which are available on the relevant VCE study pages.

For enquiries about the consultation process, contact the VCE Curriculum Unit: vcaa.vce.pd@edumail.vic.gov.au.

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Review of VCE study designs: Consultation closed

The drafts of the proposed study designs for VCE Classical Studies and Dance were made available for consultation with teachers and other key stakeholders in July and August 2017.

The consultation period has now ended. The VCAA would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation drafts. All feedback has been forwarded to the appropriate review panels for consideration before the final drafts of the study designs are prepared for consideration by the VCAA Board.

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VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society

Units 3 and 4 of VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society will be offered for the first time in 2018.

This VCE study is designed for students who have already studied Chinese as part of their secondary education, typically for at least 100 hours prior to the commencement of Unit 1. The new study design and Advice for teachers are both available on the VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society study page on the VCAA website.

Eligibility criteria for entry to Units 3 and 4 – VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society

Students are not eligible for this study if they have had either:

  • six months or more education in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction, or
  • two years (24 months) or more residence in any of the VCAA nominated countries or regions.

The nominated countries and regions are China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Students cannot receive credit for both this study and any other VCE Chinese study.

The application form for enrolment in VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society is available on the Forms page on the VCAA website.

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VCE Dance consultation focus group

A focus group meeting will be held for teachers of VCE Dance to gather feedback about the consultation draft of the study design. This feedback will inform further development of the study prior to its reaccreditation. The meeting will be on Wednesday 23 August, Deakin University Burwood Campus, 4.15–6.15pm.

For more information, and to register, please refer to Notice to Schools 86/2017.

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