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Food Studies

Accreditation period 2017–2022

The accreditation period for Food Studies has been extended and expires 31 December 2022.

Study Design

VCE Food Studies Study Design

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Food Studies Units 1-4: 2017-2022.

School-based assessment

View VCE Food Studies School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Food Studies 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.

Study summary
A summary of the VCE Food Studies Study Design for 2017-2022.

Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions raised during implementation briefings conducted throughout 2016.

Home Economics Institute of Australia (

Home Economics Victoria (

Primary Industries Education Foundation (

Top Designs student and teacher resources (
View student folios from previous VCE Top Designs exhibitions.

Study design for implementation in 2023

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2023. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2023. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.

2023 Implementation

For accreditation period 2023-2027

In 2022, schools must ensure they use the VCE Food Studies Study Design Units 1-4: 2017-2022.

Curriculum Manager

Leanne Compton
Curriculum Manager - Design and Technologies
tel: + 61 3 9059 5145

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.