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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 2023
Prescribed texts for VCE Philosophy 2023.

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 review

Study Review Plan (docx - 89.8kb)

The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Philosophy which will be conducted in 2023.

Consultation register

Consultation on the proposed VCE Philosophy Study Design will be conducted in 2023. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2023. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the registration form.

Curriculum Manager

Monica Bini
Curriculum Manager - VCE Philosophy, VCE Extended Investigation
tel: + 61 3 9059 5142

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.