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Environmental Science

Accreditation period Units 1 and 2 2016-2020

Units 1 and 2 accreditation expires 31 December 2020.

Accreditation period Units 3 and 4 2017-2021

Units 3 and 4 accreditation expires 31 December 2021.

Study Design

VCE Environmental Science Study Design (pdf - 457.23kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Environmental Science Units 1-2: 2016-2020 and Units 3-4: 2017-2021.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Environmental Science examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

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

Study summary
A summary of the VCE Environmental Science Study Design for Units 1 and 2: 2016-2020; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2021.

Video recording of implementation briefing conducted in Term 2, 2015

Managing VCE Environmental Science student investigations and scientific posters
Faculty discussion resource.


The VCAA is seeking feedback on the consultation draft of the proposed VCE Environmental Science Study Design from students, teachers and other key stakeholders. The consultation questionnaire can be completed until 6 September 2019.

This is an online questionnaire, conducted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party. Before commencing, read the important information within the consultation questionnaire regarding the Collection Notice and Privacy Statement. By submitting your responses, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the Collection Notice and Privacy Statement.