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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

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Assessment

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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.​
  • Study summary (doc - 57kb) (February 2013)
    A summary of the VCE Chinese Second Language Study Design for 2008-2018.

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Study design for implementation:

Units 1 and 2 will be implemented in 2019
Units 3 and 4 will be implemented in 2020

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use for Units 1 and 2 from 2019, and Units 3 and 4 from 2020. This study design is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new Units 1 and 2 in 2019. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.

For accreditation period: Units 1 and 2: 2019-2023; Units 3 and 4: 2020-2023

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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.

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Curriculum

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Assessment

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Support material

  • Advice for teachers (pdf - 1.2mb)
    VCAA Bulletin, Supplement 2, February 2004
    This is to be used in conjunction with the VCE Chinese Second Language Study Design.
  • 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.
  • Study Summary (doc - 56kb) (November 2010)
    A summary of the VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced Study Design for 2008-2016.

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Study design for implementation:

Units 1 and 2 will be implemented in 2019
Units 3 and 4 will be implemented in 2020

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use for Units 1 and 2 from 2019,
and Units 3 and 4 from 2020. This study design is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new Units 1 and 2 in 2019. Additional resources will be added progressively
as they become available.

For accreditation period: Units 1 and 2: 2019-2023; Units 3 and 4: 2020-2023

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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​​

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