Study Design - Accreditation period 2016-2021
The accreditation period has been extended and now expires 31 December 2021.
VCE Australian History contains Units 3 and 4 only.
The VCE History Study Design comprises:
Units 1 and 2: Global empires
Units 1 and 2: Twentieth century history
Untis 1-4: Ancient History
Units 3 and 4: Australian History
Units 3 and 4: Revolutions
VCE Australian History School-assessed Coursework report.
School-assessed Coursework reports are prepared in the first year of implementation for the study.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Australian History examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Contains advice about assessment and designing teaching and learning activities.
Frequently asked questions
A list of suitable resources for VCE Australian History.
A summary of the VCE History Study Design for 2016-2021.
Video recording of implementation briefing conducted in 2015
Study design for implementation in 2022
Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2022. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2022. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.
For accreditation period 2022-2026
VCE History Study Design for implementation in 2022.
Advice for teachers for implementation in 2022.
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers.
The VCAA has appointed the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV) to organise a series of implementation sessions for VCE History teachers during Term 2, 2021. Please visit the
VCE professional learning page for further information and registration details.
In 2021, schools must ensure they use the
History Units 1–4: 2016–2021 Study Design.
Curriculum Manager - History/Civics
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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.