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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.

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.

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 design for implementation in 2023

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2023. 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 2023-2027

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

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.