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Australian Politics

Accreditation period Units 3 and 4: 2018–2024

The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended and expires 31 December 2024.

VCE Australian Politics contains Units 3 and 4 only.

Study Design

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

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Australian Politics Units 3 and 4: 2018-2024.

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.

Glossary of command terms
This glossary provides a list of terms commonly used across the Victorian Curriculum F–10, VCE study designs and VCE examinations and to help students better understand the requirements of command terms in the context of their discipline.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in the VCE
On-demand video recordings, presented with the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI) and the Department of Education (DE) Koorie Outcomes Division, for VCE teachers and leaders as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in the VCE webinar program held in 2023.

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.​​ ​    

Study design for implementation from 2024

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2024 for Units 1 and 2. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2024. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available

2024 Implementation

For accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2024-2028; Units 3 and 4 2025-2028

In 2023, schools must ensure they use the VCE Australian and Global Politics Study Design Units 1 and 2: 2018-2023; Units 3 and 4: 2018-2024.

Curriculum Manager

Nicola Sabbadini
Acting Curriculum Manager - Civics/Politics
tel: + 61 3 7008 8300

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.