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Accreditation period Units 1 and 2 2016-2021

Unit 1 and 2 accreditation expires 31 December 2021.

Accreditation period Units 3 and 4 2017-2021

Unit 3 and 4 accreditation expires 31 December 2021.

Text nominations for the 2022 Prescribed text list

The VCAA invites teachers and other stakeholders to nominate texts for inclusion on the 2022 Prescribed text list for VCE Literature.

To submit your nomination, please click here

Study Design

VCE Literature Study Design (pdf - 777.09kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Literature Units 1-2: 2016-2021 and Literature Units 3-4: 2017-2021.

2019 Literature text list
The approved Literature Text List for study in 2019.

2020 Literature text list
The approved Literature Text List for study in 2020.

VCAA revised guidelines for text selection (February 2018)

Changes to the English requirement for satisfactory completion of VCE from 2018​
As published in the VCAA Bulletin, February 2017​​.

Study Design amendment

Teachers should note that there has been an amendment to the VCE Literature Study Design 2017–2020. To clarify the requirements for the texts to be used for assessment tasks in Units 3 and 4 Literature, pages 17 and 21 of the study design have been updated. The 'Assessment of levels of achievement' on these pages is now: 'In assessing levels of achievement across Units 3 and 4, teachers must also ensure that the assessment tasks are based on a least five texts. Students must not complete more than two assessment tasks using the same text.'

School-based assessment

View VCE Literature School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Literature 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 Literature Study Design for Units 1–2 2016-2021, Units 3–4 2017–2021.

Frequently asked questions
A set of frequently asked questions for the revised VCE Literature Study Design (Units 1–2 2016–2021, Units 3–4 2017–2021).

Implementation briefing materials
Presentations and video recordings from the 2016 Implementation briefings.

Resources
A list of suitable resources for VCE Literature (Units 1–2 2016-2021, Units 3-4 2017–2021).

Sample response
Sample student oral presentation.