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Product Design and Technology

Accreditation period 2018-2023

The accreditation period for Product Design and Technology has been extended and expires 31 December 2023.

Study Design

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.

School-based assessment

VCE Product Design and Technology: Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2023

VCE Product Design and Technology School-based Assessment report.

View Professional Learning videos for School-based Assessment in 2023

A series of on-demand videos to provide teachers with a clear understanding of the delivery of the School-assessed Task, including authentication, administration and how to apply the assessment criteria and descriptors for the School-assessed Task.

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.

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.

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 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.

2024 Implementation

For accreditation period 2024-2028

In 2023, schools must ensure they use the VCE Product Design and Technology Study Design Units 1-4: 2018-2023.

Curriculum Manager

Leanne Compton
Curriculum Manager - Design and Technologies
tel: + 61 3 9059 5145

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.