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Australian Politics

Examination specifications and sample materials

Adjusted examination specifications for 2020 (pdf - 127.27kb) (June 2020)

Sample written examination (April 2018)

Please note: The sample examination has not been amended to reflect the adjustments made to the study design in 2020.

Past examinations and examination reports

Examinations relating to the current study design

The following examinations relate to the current VCE Australian and Global Politics study design and other curriculum materials.


2019 VCE Australian Politics examination (pdf - 393.48kb)

2019 VCE Australian Politics examination report (pdf - 288.78kb)


2018 VCE Australian Politics examination (pdf - 385.1kb)

2018 VCE Australian Politics examination report (pdf - 641.83kb)

Examinations relating to previous study designs

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

YearPast examination papersExamination reports
2017 Exam Exam
2016 Exam Exam
2015​Exam ​Exam
2014​Exam ​Exam
2012 Exam Exam
2011 Exam Exam
2010 Exam Exam
2009 Exam Exam
2008 Exam Exam
2007 Exam Exam
2006 Exam Exam


Past examinations are made available after any copyright issues are finalised. The Chief Assessor prepares examination reports summarising student performance in past examinations. Examination reports for written examinations contain some answers.