Accreditation period 2017-2021
Accreditation expires 31 December 2021.
VCE Music Study Design amendment (January 2018)
The VCE Music Study Design comprises:
VCE Music Performance Units 1 and 2
Music Performance Units 3 and 4
VCE Music Investigation Units 3 and 4
VCE Music Style and Composition Units 1-4
2019 Prescribed List of Group Works (docx - 202.9kb)
For Units 3-4 Music Investigation and Units 3-4 Music Performance.
2019 Prescribed List of Notated Solo Works
For Music Performance Units 3-4 (from 1 January 2016)
VCAA revised guidelines for text selection (pdf - 199.4kb) (March 2017)
2019 Music Performance Alternative Works Guidelines and Criteria (docx - 97.7kb)
For students wanting to perform works other than those in the prescribed list of works.
Apply for 2019 Music Performance Alternative Works (docx - 101.64kb)
2019 Music Performance Alternative Instruments Guidelines and Criteria (docx - 94.96kb)
For students who wish to select an alternative solo instrument.
Alternative Instrument application advice (docx - 271.17kb)
For Accordion, Highland Drumming, Keyboard Percussion, Lever Harp, Organ – Electronic, Soprano Saxophone, Synthesizer, Tabla and Traditional string instruments (fretted, bowed, plucked).
Apply for 2019 Music Performance Alternative Instruments (docx - 96.89kb)
VCE Music Performance School-based Assessment report (docx - 697.46kb).
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Music Performance examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Examination specifications (April 2017)
Assessment criteria (pdf - 144.23kb) (April 2017)
Examination specifications (pdf - 152.09kb) (Version 2, March 2017)
Sample aural and written examination (pdf - 592.31kb) and
audio zip file (zip - 8.15mb) (March 2017)
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
Study summary (docx - 111.44kb) (January 2017)
A summary of the VCE Music Study Design for 2017-2021.