Accreditation period 2017-2022
The accreditation period for VCE Algorithmics (HESS) has been extended and expires 31 December 2022.
VCE Algorithmics (HESS) contains Units 3 and 4 only.
VCE Algorithmics (HESS) Study Design amendment (August 2017)
2020 and 2021 Alternative methods of computation
Details of the two alternative methods of computation for Unit 4, Area of Study 3.
2020 and 2021 Programming language requirements
Details of suitable programming language requirements for Unit 3.
VCE Algorithmics (HESS): Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2021
A professional learning program will be provided in Terms 1 and 2, 2021 to provide teachers with a clear understanding of the delivery of the School-assessed Task, including authentication, administration and how to apply the assessment criteria and descriptors for the School-assessed Task. For more information please see
Notice to Schools 174/2020 - 18 November 2020.
VCE Algorithmics (HESS) School-based Assessment report
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Algorithmics (HESS) examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Study Review Plan
Study Review Plan (docx - 88.18kb) provides key information on the review of VCE Algorithmics (HESS) which will be conducted in 2020/2021. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).
Consultation on the proposed VCE Algorithmics (HESS) Study Design will be conducted in 2020/21. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2020/21. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the
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