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Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

Accreditation period 2020–2025

The accreditation period for Agricultural and Horticultural Studies has been extended and expires 31 December 2025.

Study Design

VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Study Design (docx - 232.78kb) 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Units 1-4: 2020-2025.

School-based assessment

VCE Agricultural and Horticultural School-based Assessment report (docx - 94.19kb)

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies 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.

Frequently asked questions (docx - 63.06kb)
Frequently asked questions raised during implementation briefings conducted throughout 2019.

A series of videos have been developed to support teachers deliver VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies. These videos include an overview of each Unit 1-4, Innovation and technology; Practical teaching activities using scientific methodology and Indigenous agriculture and horticulture.

Care and use of animals in Victorian schools (
This site assists schools fulfill the requirements of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Australian Code of Practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.

Primary Industries Education Foundation (
Professional development resource.

Victorian Association of Agricultural and Horticultural Educators(
Professional development resource.

Sustainability in Teaching and Learning Table (doc - 100kb)

Evaluation of VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies: Online monitoring questionnaire

The VCAA is monitoring the implementation of VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies in schools and is collecting data to inform the evaluation process.

Teachers of VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies, students and other interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the current VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Study Design. To provide feedback, please complete the monitoring questionnaire by Friday 31 March 2023.

The online monitoring questionnaire is conducted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party, Qualtrics. Before completing the questionnaire, please read the important privacy information contained in the VCAA Collection Notice which is located at the start of the questionnaire. By submitting your responses, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the VCAA Collection Notice.

Curriculum Manager

Leanne Compton
Curriculum Manager - Design and Technologies
tel: + 61 3 9059 5145

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.