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Japanese Second Language

Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2019-2024; Units 3 and 4: 2020-2024

The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended until 31 December 2024.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended until 31 December 2024.

Study Design

VCE Japanese Second Language Study Design (pdf - 363.09kb) (Updated January 2020)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Japanese Second Language Units 1-2: 2019-2024 and Units 3-4: 2020-2024.

VCE Japanese Second Language Study Design amendments (January 2020)

School-based assessment

VCE Japanese Second Language School-based Assessment report

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

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

Support material

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

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Recordings of VCE Languages webinars

Eligibility criteria

A student is eligible for Japanese Second Language if they have had no more than seven years of education in a school where Japanese is the medium of instruction.

See the Enrolment application form​.

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.