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Accreditation period 2018-2023

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2023.

Study Design

VCE Sociology Study Design

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Sociology Units 1-4: 2018-2023.

School-based assessment

VCE Sociology School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Sociology 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.

A list of suitable resources for VCE Sociology 2018-2023.

Social Education Victoria
(formerly the Victorian Association of Social Studies Teachers Inc.)

Study review

Study Review Plan (docx - 85.43kb)

The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Sociology which will be conducted in 2022.


Consultation on the VCE Sociology 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

Leonie Brown
Curriculum Manager - Humanities
tel: + 61 3 9059 5143

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.