​​Japanese Second Language

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Accreditation period - Units 1-4: 2005-2018

The accreditation period has been extended until 31 December 2018.



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.
  • Study summary (doc - 56kb) (February 2013)
    A summary of the VCE Japanese Second Language Study Design for 2005-2018.

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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

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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