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Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only

Teachers should note that they should only access the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. Deletions are in red coloured text and strike through while changes are in blue coloured text and highlighted. It is imperative that the revised 2020 Adjusted Study Design is used for the remainder of 2020.

Examinations will be based on the key knowledge and skills contained in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. The 2020 Adjusted Study Design includes adjustments to the key knowledge and skills and the scope of the assessment. Teachers can be assured that students will only be externally assessed on the content in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design.

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Study Design

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Units 1-4 for 2020 only.

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies.

Supplementary advice for teachers for 2020 (docx - 76.42kb) when implementing practical assessments.

For further advice relating to the impact of the recent bushfires, refer to School-based Assessments involving fieldwork or outdoor activities – February 2020 page.

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.

Frequently asked questions
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 (www.education.vic.gov.au)
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 (www.piefa.edu.au)
Professional development resource.

Victorian Association of Agricultural and Horticultural Educators  (www.facebook.com/groups/VAAHE/) 
Professional development resource.

Sustainability in Teaching and Learning Table

Study Design - Accreditation period 2020–2025

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2025. Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage. 

VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Study Design 

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

Curriculum Manager

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