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Product Design and Technology

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.

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
VCE Product Design and Technology Study Design

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Product Design and Technology Units 1-4 for 2020 only.

Revised Administrative information for School-based Assessment for use in 2020 only

Support material

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Product Design and Technology.

Supplementary advice for teachers when implementing practical assessments.

School-based assessment

VCE Product Design and Technology School-based Assessment report.

2020 Administrative information for school-based assessment - Product Design and Technology
Contains SAT assessment and authentication information, including forms and assessment sheet.

2020 general advice on the School-based Assessment Audit​​
Contains information on the School-based Assessment Audit​.

School-assessed Task professional learning session

Contains the presentation from the 2020 School-assessed Task professional learning session.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Product Design and Technology examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Frequently asked questions
Questions raised during implementation briefings in 2017.

Department of Education and Training (DET) Use of Machinery in Technology Teaching ​​Design and Technology Teachers Association (DATTA Vic)
Home Economics Victoria
Melbourne Museum Top Designs
View student folios from previous VCE Top Designs exhibitions.​​​​

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. 

VCE Product Design and Technology Study Design 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Product Design and Technology Units 1-4: 2018-2023.

Curriculum Manager

Leanne Compton
Curriculum Manager - Design and Technologies
tel: + 61 3 9032 1698
email: compton.leanne.l@edumail.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.