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Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

Accreditation period 2011-2019

The accreditation period has been extended to 31 December 2019.

​Study design

VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Study Design (pdf - 781 (pdf - 781.78kb) 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Units 1-4: 2011-2019.

Prescribed list of pests, diseases and weeds for 2019

School-based assessment

VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Assessment handbook (doc - 244kb) (February 2014)

VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies School-assessed Coursework report.
School-assessed Coursework reports are prepared in the fir​st year of implementation for the st​​udy.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

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.

Frequently asked questions
Reproduced from the VCAA Bulletin, November 2010, Supplement 2.

Study summary (doc - 330.5kb) (February 2014)
A summary of the VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Study Design for 2011-2019​.

Primary Industries Education Foundation (
Professional development resource.

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

Resources (February 2014)

Sustainability in Teaching and Learning Table

Study design for implementation in 2020

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2020. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2020. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.

VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies Study Design for implementation in 2020

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.