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Mathematical Methods

Accreditation period Units 1-4: 2016-2022

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

Study Design

VCE Mathematics Study Design (pdf - 435.92kb) 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Mathematical Methods Units 1-4: 2016-2022.

School-based assessment

View VCE Mathematical Methods School-assessed Coursework report (docx - 65.95kb).

Modelling and problem solving (docx - 150.88kb)
This document complements the School-assessed Coursework report and should be read in conjunction with it.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Mathematical Methods examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Approved technology

Mathematical Methods computer-based examination (CBE)

Support material

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

Frequently asked questions (docx - 64.03kb)
Based on queries raised during the Mathematics study design implementation briefings.

VCE Mathematical Methods School-assessed Coursework (pptx - 1.48mb)
This resource provides an overview of School-assessed Coursework for VCE Mathematical Methods: Units 3 and 4.

VCE Mathematics School-assessed Coursework (SAC) Resource (2000)
This on-line resource provides access to VCE Mathematics Common Assessment Task (CAT) Investigative Project and Challenging Problem materials (1989–1999).

School-assessed coursework videos

A series of videos and materials to help teachers develop School-assessed Coursework.

Study review

Study Review Plan (docx - 87.19kb)
This document provides key information on the review of VCE Mathematical Methods which will be conducted in 2020/2021. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).


Consultation on the VCE Mathematics 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

Kevin McMenamin
Acting Curriculum Manager - Mathematics
tel: + 61 3 7022 0184

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.