​​​​​​​​​Extended Investigation

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Accreditation period - 2014-2018

The accreditation period for VCE Extended Investigation has been extended to 31 December 2018. The VCE Extended Investigation contains Units 3-4 only.​



Unit 4: Externally assessed Task (EAT) assessment criteria and performance-level descriptors

Assessment reports and tests

  • Reports for the Critical Thinking Test and the Externally assessed Task
  • Past Critical Thinking Tests

Support Material


Consultation on the Extended Investigation​ study design is now closed.

The review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.

The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA. Any updates on the progress of the review will be published in the VCAA Bulletin.