Accreditation period 2018–2023
The accreditation period for Outdoor and Environmental Studies has been extended and expires 31 December 2023.
VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies School-based Assessment report.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in the VCE
On-demand video recordings, presented with the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI) and the Department of Education (DE) Koorie Outcomes Division, for VCE teachers and leaders as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in the VCE webinar program held in 2023.
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 (updated February 2023)
School-based assessment task types Units 1–4
This material provides advice on general assessment and examples of school-based assessment tasks.
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.
Unit 4 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 4 School-assessed Coursework (SAC) tasks.
Study design for implementation from 2024
Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2024. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2024. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.
For accreditation period 2024-2028
In 2023, schools must ensure they use the
VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Study Design Units 1-4: 2018-2023.
Curriculum Manager - Health and Physical Education
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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.