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Australian History

Examination specifications and sample materials

Examination specifications (December 2021)

Assessment criteria and expected qualities for Section B – Essay (June 2022)

Sample written examination and Sample sources book (December 2021)

Past examinations and examination reports

Examinations relating to the current study design

A new VCE History study design is being implemented in 2022.

Examinations relating to previous study designs

Students and teachers should note that, with the introduction of a new study design, the following past examinations are not necessarily a guide to the current VCE examination for this study.


Examinations and external assessment reports relating to the previous study design

YearPast examinationsExternal assessment reports
2021 ​ExamExternal assessment report
2020 ​Exam ​Exam report
2019​Exam ​Exam report
2018 Exam Exam report
2017 Exam Exam report


Archived examinations and external assessment reports

YearPast examinationsExternal assessment reports
2016 Exam Exam report
2015ExamExam report
2014​ ​ExamExam report
2013​ExamExam report
2012 Exam Exam report
2011 Exam Exam report
2010 Exam Exam report
2009 Exam Exam report
2008 Exam Exam report
2007 Exam Exam report
2006 Exam Exam report
2005 Exam Exam report
2004 Exam Exam report
2003 Exam Exam report
2002 Exam Exam report

For examinations published prior to 2011, see the examination acknowledgements webpage.