​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Extended Investigation

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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 and 4 only.


  • VCE Extended Investigation Implementation Webinar

  • An implementation webinar is being held on Thursday 25 October from 4.00pm to 5.00pm for teachers of VCE Extended Investigation.

    This webinar will outline changes and highlight new features of the newly revised study design. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the webinar.

    To register for the webinar, please click here.

    Registrations will close on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

    Please ensure you have access to the 2019-2021 Study Design (pdf - 210kb).

    For further information, contact Katherine Quin, Program Manager at          quin.katherine.e@edumail.vic.gov.au  or 03 9032 1699.

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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

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Study design for implementation in 2019

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2019. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2019. Resources will be added progressively as they become available.

For accreditation period 2019-2021