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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


The VCAA is seeking feedback on the consultation draft of the proposed VCE Extended Investigation study design from teachers and other key stakeholders. Consultation questionnaires can be completed until 16 May 2017.

Consultation draft study design (docx - 147.96kb)

Summary of proposed ch​anges to the study design (docx - 101.29kb)

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