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Accreditation period - Units 1-2: 2017-2021, Units 3-4: 2018-2021

The accreditation period for Chinese Language, Culture and Society Units 1 and 2 begins 1 January 2017 and will expire on 31 December 2021.

Units 3 and 4 of the Chinese Language, Culture and Society study design (2018-2021) will be implemented in 2018.


  • Study Design (pdf - 311.69kb) (September 2016)
    Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Chinese Language, Culture and Society Units 1-2: 2017-2021, Units 3-4: 2018-2021.
  • Advice for​ teachers
    Contains learning and teaching activities and assessment advice including performance descriptors.​

Eligibility criteria

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.

See: Enrolment application form​​​