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Accreditation period - Units 1-4: 2005-2016

The accreditation period has been extended until 31 December 2016.


  • Study Design (pdf - 1.26mb) (February 2013)
    Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Japanese Second Language Units 1-4: 2005-2016.
    For details of how to purchase a hardcopy of the VCE Japanese Second Language Study Design, please refer to Publications.
  • Study Design Vocabulary List (pdf - 586.57kb)
    This list is a resource base for teachers and students. It is not intended to be a definitive or comprehensive list. Examinations may include words not on this list.
  • Study Summary (doc - 56kb) (February 2013)
    A summary of the VCE Japanese Second Language Study Design for 2005-2016.

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Support Material

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

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Eligibility Criteria

A student is eligible for Japanese Second Language if they have had up to seven years of education in a school where Japanese is the medium of instruction.

See: Enrolment application form

Last Update: 16 September 2013