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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 2022

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.

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 review

Study Review Plan (docx - 85.43kb)

The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Product Design and Technology which will be conducted in 2022.

Consultation

Consultation on the VCE Product Design and Technology Study Design is now closed.

The review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.

The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA. Any updates on the progress of the review will be published in the VCAA Bulletin.

Curriculum Manager

Leanne Compton
Curriculum Manager - Design and Technologies
tel: + 61 3 9059 5145
email: Leanne.Compton@education.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.