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Chinese Second Language

Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2019-2027; Units 3 and 4: 2020-2027

The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended until 31 December 2027.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended until 31 December 2027.

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: 2019-2027 and Units 3-4: 2020-2027.

VCE Chinese Second Language Study Design amendments (January 2020)

School-based assessment

VCE Chinese Second Language School-based Assessment report

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.

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 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

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.