Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2017-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2018-2022
The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended until 31 December 2022.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended until 31 December 2022.
2020 and 2021 VCE Chinese, Language, Culture and Society Prescribed texts
The approved Chinese Language, Culture and Society Prescribed texts for study in 2020 and 2021.
VCAA principles and procedures for prescribed VCE lists (June 2020)
VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society School-based Assessment report.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
Recordings of VCE Languages webinars
Students are not eligible for this study if they have had either:
six months or more education in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction, or
two years (24 months) or more residence in any of the VCAA nominated countries or regions.
The nominated countries and regions are China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Students cannot receive credit for both this study and any other VCE Chinese study.
Enrolment application form.
Study Review Plan
Study Review Plan (docx - 85.96kb) provides key information on the review of VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society which will be conducted in 2020/2021. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).
Consultation on the proposed VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society Study Design will be conducted in 2020/21. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2020/21. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the
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.