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Chinese Second Language

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.

VCE Chinese Second Language Study Design (pdf - 555.77kb) (Updated January 2020)

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

VCE Chinese Second Language Study Design amendments (January 2020)

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Chinese Second Language examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Implementation briefing presentation
Presentation on the newly revised VCE Second Language study design.

Recordings of VCE Languages webinars

Eligibility criteria

A student is NOT eligible for Chinese Second Language if they have had either:

12 months or more education in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction, or
3 years (36 months) or more residence in any of the VCAA nominated countries or regions.

The nominated countries and regions are China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau.

See the Enrolment application form.

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.