Victorian Certificate of Education – Curriculum

2017 VCE study design wall chart

All schools will be sent a study design wall chart in Term 1, addressed to the school principal. This chart provides VCE coordinators, teachers and librarians with a quick visual reference to the entire collection of accredited VCE study designs for 2017.

Each accredited study design is available on the VCAA website from the relevant study page. It is essential that teachers use the currently accredited study designs as the basis for all course development and assessment of VCE studies. The VCAA remains the official source of advice for all VCE studies.

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Consultation register reminder

Consultation is an important part of the review and accreditation process for VCE studies. The consultation process is conducted online and teachers and stakeholders are invited to participate by joining the VCAA Consultation Register.

Teachers and stakeholders registered for consultation will receive email notification when the consultation draft of the relevant VCE study design is available online over four weeks, and be invited to respond to the consultation draft via an online questionnaire. Teachers and stakeholders will be given the option of allowing the VCAA to use their registration details to receive email notification of the implementation briefings for the revised studies in 2018. The online consultation register is now open for the following VCE studies:

  • Accounting
  • Classical Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Extended Investigation
  • Industry and Enterprise
  • Philosophy
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theatre Studies
  • VCE Languages: Arabic, Chinese Second Language, Chinese Second Language Advanced, French, German, Greek, Indonesian Second Language, Italian, Japanese Second Language, Korean Second Language, Spanish and Vietnamese Second Language.

To participate in this consultation, please complete the registration form. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will also be available on the relevant VCE study page.

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2017 School-based Assessment Audit

School-based Assessment Audit requirements for Unit 3 were released on Monday 27 February through VASS. The following screen in VASS is where schools can access the list of studies selected for audit at their school or VCE provider as well as the web link to access the audit questionnaires: School Program > VCE > School-based Assessment Audit. Please ensure the filter function is used to view Unit 3 studies only.

This stage of the School-based Assessment Audit involves the completion of a study-specific audit questionnaire detailing the planned approach to assessment for Unit 3. Teachers of the studies being audited are required to complete the audit questionnaire by Monday 20 March 2017.

Further information on the School-based Assessment Audit can be found on the VCE General Advice and Policy webpage, or by contacting Merry Young or Julia Quagliani, VCE Curriculum, VCAA: (03) 9032 1735 or

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School-assessed Coursework reports

VCE School-assessed Coursework (SAC) reports have been published for the following VCE studies: Chin Hakha, Computing: Informatics, Computing: Software development, English Language, Geography, Global Politics, Ancient History, Australian History, History: Revolutions, Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

SAC reports are written following the Unit 3 and Unit 4 audit in the first year of implementation of a revised study design. The reports are based on findings from the coursework audit and VCAA statistical data, and cover themes, topics, key knowledge and skills, outcomes and assessment relevant to the revised studies.

The reports are published on individual VCE study pages.

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