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Visual Communication Design

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 Visual Communication Design Study Design (pdf - 245.23kb)

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

Please note: corrections have been made to the VCE Adjusted Study Design for 2020 to fix inconsistencies and errors in the original adjusted version (published on 1 May 2020). The corrections made were:

  • page 26 – correction to Area of Study 1 introductory paragraph.
  • page 29 – correction to assessment task for Outcome 1

Teachers need to ensure they access and download the updated version provided above.

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Visual Communication Design.

School-based assessment

VCE Visual Communication Design: Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2020 (updated 7 July 2020)

School-based assessment report
School-based assessment report for Visual Communication Design.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Visual Communication Design examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

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

Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions raised raised during implementation briefings conducted in 2017.

Implementation briefing presentation
Presentation notes from the Visual Communication Design implementation webinar​.

Technical drawing specifications resource (January 2020)
This resource material provides advice and support on technical drawing specifications for VCE Visual Communication Design.

VCE Visual Communication Design School-assessed Task professional learning
The link will take you to advice for the School-assessed Task, School-assessed Coursework and folio and assessment examples from the VCAA School-assessed Task professional learning sessions from 2018–2020 for VCE Visual Communication Design.

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 Visual Communication Design Study Design (pdf - 227.76kb)

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

Curriculum Manager

Kathryn Hendy-Ekers
Curriculum Manager - Visual Art, Communication Design and Media
tel: + 61 3 9032 1697
email: Kathryn.Hendy-Ekers@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.