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Accreditation period 2019-2025

The accreditation period for Systems Engineering has been extended and expires 31 December 2025.

Study Design

VCE Systems Engineering Study Design

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Systems Engineering Units 1-4: 2019-2025.

Systems Engineering study design amendment (December 2020)

School-based Assessment

VCE Systems Engineering: Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2023

VCE Systems Engineering 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 Systems Engineering examination specifications, past examinations and reports

Approved calculators
Information about the use of calculators in Systems Engineering examinations.

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.

Wolfram SystemModeler videos

A series of ten videos that explore the Wolfram SystemModeler software, including how to use its various functions along with ways the software can be used in VCE Systems Engineering.

Department of Education and Training (DET) Use of machinery in technology teaching

Design and Technology Teachers Association (DATTA Vic)

Table of electronic symbols (Updated January 2013)

Top Designs student and teacher resources
View student folios from previous VCE Top Designs exhibitions.

Evaluation of VCE Systems Engineering: Online monitoring questionnaire

The VCAA is monitoring the implementation of VCE Systems Engineering in schools and is collecting data to inform the evaluation process.

Teachers of VCE Systems Engineering, students and other interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the current VCE Systems Engineering Study Design. To provide feedback, please complete the monitoring questionnaire by Friday 31 March 2023.

The online monitoring questionnaire is conducted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party, Qualtrics. Before completing the questionnaire, please read the important privacy information contained in the VCAA Collection Notice which is located at the start of the questionnaire. By submitting your responses, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the VCAA Collection Notice.

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.