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Chinese Second Language

Accreditation period - Units 1-4: 2008-2018

The accreditation period has been extended until 31 December 2018.

Curriculum

Assessment

Support Material

  • Study Advice
    Contains resources to assist in the implementation of Languages Units 1-4 including detailed study samples and assessment advice for Units 1 and 2.​

Review

VCE second languages ​are being reviewed for reaccreditation during 2017.

Consultation

​The VCAA is seeking feedback on the consultation draft of the proposed VCE Chinese second language study design from teachers and other key stakeholders. Consultation questionnaires can be completed until 8 September 2017.

Draft study design (pdf - 1.63mb)​

Summary of proposed changes to the study design​ (docx - 107.39kb)

This is an online survey, conducted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party. Before clicking on the link to the survey, read this important information about privacy on the VCAA website. By clicking on the link to proceed to the consultation questionnaire, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the Collection Notice and Privacy Statement. 

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Chinese Second Language Advanced

Accreditation period - Units 3-4: 2008-2018

The accreditation period has been extended until 31 December 2018.

​Curriculum

Assessment

Support Material

  • Study Advice
    Contains resources to assist in the implementation of Languages Units 1-4 including detailed study samples and assessment advice for Units 1 and 2.

Eligibility Criteria

Chinese Second Language

A student is NOT eligible for Chinese Second Language if they have had either:

  • 12 months or more education in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction, or
  • 3 years (36 months) or more residence in any of the VCAA nominated countries or regions.

The nominated countries and regions are China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau.

Chinese Second Language Advanced

A student is eligible for Chinese Second Language ​Advanced if:

  • they have had no more than 7 years of education in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction
  • the highest level of education attained in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction is no greater than the equivalent of Year 7 in a Victorian school.

The time periods referred to in these criteria will be counted cumulatively since the time of the student’s birth.

As the formal education commencement age for a Victorian student is 5 years of age, then all applicants will be deemed to have commenced formal education by the end of their 5th year of age, regardless of the setting.

See: Enrolment application form​​

Review

VCE second languages ​are being reviewed for reaccredit​​​ation during 2017.

Consultation

The VCAA is seeking feedback on the consultation draft of the proposed VCE Chinese second language advanced study design from teachers and other key stakeholders. Consultation questionnaires can be completed until 8 September ​2017.

Draft st​udy design (pdf - 1.63mb)

Summary of proposed changes to the study design​ (docx - 107.39kb)

This is an online survey, conducted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party. Before clicking on the link to the survey, read this important information about privacy on the VCAA website. By clicking on the link to proceed to the consultation questionnaire, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the Collection Notice and Privacy Statement.