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Environmental Science

Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2016-2021; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2021

The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended and now expires 31 December 2021.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended and now 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: 2016-2021 and Units 3-4: 2017-2021.

School-based assessment

VCE Environmental Science School-based assessment report

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.

Video recording of implementation briefing conducted in Term 2, 2015

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

2020 VCE Environmental Science Unit 3 School-assessed Coursework presentation

Study design for implementation in 2022

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2022. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2022. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.

For accreditation period 2022-2026

In 2021, schools must ensure they use the VCE Environmental Science Study Design Units 1–2: 2016–2021 and Units 3–4: 2017–2021.

Curriculum Manager

Maria James
Curriculum Manager - Science
tel: + 61 3 9059 5148

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.