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Australian Politics

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 Australian and Global Politics Study Design

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Australian Politics Units 3-4 for 2020 only.

The VCE Australian and Global Politics Study Design comprises:

View Unit 1: Ideas, actors and power

View Unit 2: Global connections

Units 3 and 4: Australian Politics

View Units 3 and 4: Global Politics

School-based assessment

View VCE Australian Politics School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Australian Politics 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 at implementation briefings in 2017.

Implementation brief​ing ​prese​ntation
Presentation notes from the Australian Politics implementation sessions​.

​Social Education Victoria (formerly the Victorian Association of Social Studies Teachers)
Professional development resource.​

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Study Design - Accreditation period 2018-2023

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2023.

VCE Australian Politics contains Units 3 and 4 only.

Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage.

VCE Australian and Global Politics Study Design (pdf - 366.38kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Australian Politics Units 3-4: 2018-2023.

Curriculum Manager

Gerard Martin
Curriculum Manager - History/Civics
tel: + 61 3 9032 1694
email: Gerard.Martin@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.