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Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Accreditation period 2018–2023

The accreditation period for Outdoor and Environmental Studies has been extended and expires 31 December 2023.

Study Design

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.

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.

Glossary of command terms
This glossary provides a list of terms commonly used across the Victorian Curriculum F–10, VCE study designs and VCE examinations and to help students better understand the requirements of command terms in the context of their discipline.

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.

Unit 3 School-Based Assessment presentation
A copy of the presentation slides from the 2022 live webinar to provide support to VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies teachers in developing and delivering Unit 3 School-assessed Coursework (SAC) tasks.

Study review

Study Review Plan (docx - 85.43kb)

The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies which will be conducted in 2022.

Consultation register

Consultation on the proposed VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Study Design will be conducted in 2022. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2022. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the registration form.

Curriculum Manager

Chris Clark
Curriculum Manager - Health and Physical Education
tel: + 61 3 9059 5315
email: Christopher.Clark2@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.