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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.

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.


Consultation on the VCE Food Studies Study Design is now closed.

The review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.

The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA. Any updates on the progress of the review will be published in the VCAA Bulletin.

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.