Victorian Certificate of Education – Assessment

2017 VCE Examination periods

The examination periods for this year were approved by the VCAA Board on 15 June 2016. The 2017 VCE written examination timetable will be published in May.

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Examination materials: New and revised studies

Vietnamese First Language will be examined for the first time in 2017. The examination will conform to the specifications stated in the VCE Vietnamese First Language Study Design 2017–2021 (Units 3 and 4), pages 25 and 26. Sample materials for this new study will be available on the Vietnamese First Language examination page during Term 1, 2017.

Karen will also be examined for the first time in 2017. As this new language study will be part of the Collaborative Curriculum and Assessment Framework for Languages (CCAFL) group, the format of the examination will conform to published CCAFL examination specifications. Sample materials for this new study will be available on the Karen examination page during Term 1, 2017.

Examination specifications, advice and sample materials for the following revised VCE studies and VCE VET programs that commence Units 3 and 4 in 2017 will be published on the relevant examination pages of the VCAA website during Term 1, 2017: Algorithmics (HESS), Art, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Economics, English, English as an Additional Language, Environmental Science, Food Studies, Literature, Music Investigation, Music Performance, Music Style and Composition, Physics, Psychology, Religion and Society, Studio Arts, Texts and Traditions, VCE VET Community Services, VCE VET Hospitality (Kitchen Operations), VCE VET Integrated Technologies, VCE VET Music Industry (Sound Production) and VCE VET Sport and Recreation. Please note that a second version of the examination specifications for English has been published.

The examination format of VCE VET Creative and Digital Media (formerly VCE VET Interactive Digital Media), VCE VET Hospitality and VCE VET Laboratory Skills will remain unchanged in 2017. The examination specifications and sample materials will be updated to reflect the new, but equivalent, units of competency.

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VCE Music Style and Composition Externally-assessed Task

The VCE Music Style and Composition Externally-assessed Task specifications and accompanying documentation will be available on the study page during Term 1, 2017.

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VCE VET Creative and Digital Media software programs

Teachers and trainers of VCE VET Creative and Digital Media (CDM), formerly VCE VET Interactive Digital Media (IDM), should refer to the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media examination page for important information on operating systems and software to be used in the 2017 computer-based examination.

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VCE VET Business approved materials

Teachers and trainers of VCE VET Business should note that students will be permitted to bring a scientific calculator into the 2017 VCE VET Business written examination. This will enable students to better respond to questions derived from BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services and BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development.

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