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Psychology

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

The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended and expires 31 December 2022.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended and expires 31 December 2022.

Study Design

VCE Psychology Study Design (pdf - 1.04mb)

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

VCE Psychology Study Design amendment (June 2017)

School-based assessment

View VCE Psychology School-based assessment report

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Psychology examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

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

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

Planning for School-assessed Coursework for Psychology
Supporting presentation from webinar delivered in Term 3, 2019.

Unit 3 Psychology School-based assessment
Supporting presentation from webinar delivered in Term 1, 2020.

Planning for assessment in VCE Psychology
Supporting presentation from webinar delivered in Term 1, 2021.

Study summary
A summary of the VCE Psychology Study Design for (Units 1–2 2016-2022, Units 3-4 2017-2022).

Video recording of implementation briefing conducted in Term 2, 2015

Study review

Study Review Plan

The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Psychology, being conducted in 2020/21. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).

Consultation

Consultation on the VCE Psychology Study Design is now closed.

The review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.

The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA. Any updates on the progress of the review will be published in the VCAA Bulletin.

Curriculum Manager

Erin Wilson
Curriculum Manager - STEM
tel: + 61 3 9059 5157
email: Erin.Wilson@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.