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VCE on a Northern Hemisphere Timetable - Chemistry

The VCE on a Northern Hemisphere Timetable (NHT) operates from July to June. Only authorised providers may offer VCE Chemistry on the Northern Hemisphere Timetable.

Study Design - Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2023

The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended and expires for the NHT on 30 June 2023.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended and expires for the NHT on 30 June 2024

This study design is to be used for the 2022–2023 NHT.

VCE Chemistry Study Design (pdf - 837.17kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Chemistry Units 1-2: 2016-2022 and Units 3-4: 2017-2022.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View NHT examination specifications, past examinations and reports

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Glossary of command terms
This glossary provides a list of terms commonly used across the Victorian Curriculum F–10, VCE study designs and VCE examinations and to help students better understand the requirements of command terms in the context of their discipline.

Study summary
A summary of the VCE Chemistry Study Design for 2016-2022.

Managing VCE Chemistry student investigations and scientific posters
Faculty discussion resource.

Video recording of implementation briefing conducted in Term 2, 2015

2020 VCE Chemistry Unit 3 School-assessed Coursework Presentation

Study design for implementation in NHT 2023-2024

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use on the NHT from July 2023 for Units 1 and 2. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2023. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.

For accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2023-2027 (NHT July 2023 to June 2028); Units 3 and 4: 2024-2027 (NHT July 2024 to June 2028) 

In NHT 2022-2023,  schools must ensure they use the VCE Chemistry Study Design Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2023.

Curriculum Manager

Maria James
Curriculum Manager - Science
tel: + 61 3 9059 5148
email: Maria.James2@education.vic.gov.au

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.