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