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Chinese Second Language Advanced

Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2019-2024; Units 3 and 4: 2020-2024

The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended until 31 December 2024.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended until 31 December 2024.

Study Design

VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced Study Design (pdf - 560.34kb) (Updated January 2020)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Chinese Second Language Advanced Units 1-2: 2019-2024 and Units 3-4: 2020-2024.

VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced Study Design amendments (January 2020)

School-based assessment

VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced School-based Assessment report

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced 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.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Recordings of VCE Languages webinars

Eligibility criteria

A student is eligible for Chinese Second Language ​Advanced if:

they have had no more than 7 years of education in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction

the highest level of education attained in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction is no greater than the equivalent of Year 7 in a Victorian school.

The time periods referred to in these criteria will be counted cumulatively since the time of the student’s birth.

As the formal education commencement age for a Victorian student is 5 years of age, then all applicants will be deemed to have commenced formal education by the end of their 5th year of age, regardless of the setting.

See the Enrolment application form.

Evaluation of VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced: Online monitoring questionnaire

The VCAA is monitoring the implementation of VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced in schools and is collecting data to inform the evaluation process.

Teachers of VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced, students and other interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the current VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced Study Design. To provide feedback, please complete the monitoring questionnaire by Tuesday 24 May 2022.

The online monitoring questionnaire is conducted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party, Qualtrics. Before completing the questionnaire, please read the important privacy information contained in the VCAA Collection Notice which is located at the start of the questionnaire. By submitting your responses, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the VCAA Collection Notice.

Curriculum Manager

Kylie Witt
Manager - Languages Unit
tel: + 61 3 9059 5120
Kylie.Witt@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.