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Accreditation period 2019-2024

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2024.

Study Design

VCE Philosophy Study Design

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Philosophy Units 1-4: 2019-2024.

Philosophy prescribed texts for 2024
Prescribed texts for VCE Philosophy 2024.

VCAA principles and procedures for prescribed VCE lists (June 2020)

School-based Assessment

View VCE Philosophy School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Philosophy 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.

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.

Study design for implementation from 2025

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2025. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2025. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.

2025 implementation

For accreditation period 2025-2029:

  • VCE Philosophy Study Design for implementation in 2025.

  • In 2024, schools must ensure they use the VCE Philosophy Study Design Units 1-4; 2019-2024.

    Curriculum Manager

    Adam Brodie-McKenzie
    Curriculum Manager - VCE History and Civics
    tel: 0407 478 207

    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.