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Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only

Teachers should note that they should only access the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. Deletions are in red coloured text and strike through while changes are in blue coloured text and highlighted. It is imperative that the revised 2020 Adjusted Study Design is used for the remainder of 2020.

Examinations will be based on the key knowledge and skills contained in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. The 2020 Adjusted Study Design includes adjustments to the key knowledge and skills and the scope of the assessment. Teachers can be assured that students will only be externally assessed on the content in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design.

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Study Design

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Outdoor and Environmental Studies Units 1-4 for 2020 only.

For further advice relating to the impact of the recent bushfires, refer to School-based Assessments involving fieldwork or outdoor activities – February 2020 page.

Support material

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies.

Supplementary advice for teachers when implementing practical assessments.

School-based assessment

VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

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

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Act 2019
From 2020, students undertaking VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies will study and be assessed against the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Act 2019.

Frequently asked questions (docx - 72.33kb)

Implementation briefing presentation
Presentation notes from the Outdoor and Environmental Studies implementation webinar.

Study Design - Accreditation period 2018–2023

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2023. Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage. 

VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Study Design 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Outdoor and Environmental Studies Units 1-4: 2018-2023.

Curriculum Manager

Rachael Whittle
Curriculum Manager - Health and Physical Education
tel: + 61 3 9059 5156
email: Rachael.Whittle@education.vic.gov.au

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.