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Japanese First Language

Accreditation period 2005-2021

The accreditation period has been extended until 31 December 2021.

Study Design

VCE Japanese First Language Study Design

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Japanese First Language Units 1-4: 2005-2021.

School-based assessment

VCE Japanese First Language Assessment Handbook.
Contains assessment information for both school-based assessment and examinations including the examination criteria.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Japanese First Language examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Study summary
A summary of the VCE Japanese First Language Study Design for 2005-2021.

Assessment Advice: Units 1 and 2
Contains sample performance descriptors for each outcome for Units 1 and 2.

Recordings of VCE Languages webinars

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 Japanese First Language Study Design Units 1–4: 2005–2021.

Curriculum Manager

Kylie Witt
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.