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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.

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design (updated 28 August 2020)
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Product Design and Technology.

Supplementary advice for teachers for 2020 when implementing practical assessments.

School-based assessment

Revised Administrative information for School-based Assessment for use in 2020 only (updated 7 July 2020)

VCE Product Design and Technology School-based Assessment report.

School-assessed Task professional learning session

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

Support in assessing the School-assessed Task in 2020 during remote and flexible learning
A professional learning video to support teachers in the assessment of the VCE Product Design and Technology SAT in 2020 during the period of remote and flexible learning.

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 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.