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VCAA Bulletin
No.83 – October 2022

VCE curriculum

Applications for VCE State Reviewer positions

We are seeking applications from teachers for the role of VCE State Reviewer for VCE studies commencing 1 January 2023.

VCE State Reviewers are paid positions and required to undertake a range of activities, including participating in the delivery of VCAA professional learning programs, providing feedback and advice to schools, assisting in the preparation of published advice, and supporting the work of the VCAA in auditing school-assessed coursework and school-assessed tasks. It is desirable that VCE State Reviewers are currently teaching or have recently taught the relevant study at Units 3 and 4 levels.

VCE State Reviewers are appointed for two years commencing 1 January in the year of appointment and concluding 31 December the following year.

Applications are invited for the following VCE studies for 2023–2024:

  • Accounting
  • Algorithmics (HESS)
  • Ancient History
  • Applied Computing: Data Analytics
  • Applied Computing: Software Development
  • Art Creative Practice
  • Art Making and Exhibiting
  • Australian Politics and Global Politics (one State Reviewer)
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Second Language
  • Chinese Second Language Advanced
  • Classical Studies
  • English
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Extended Investigation
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • French
  • General Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Health and Human Development
  • History – Revolutions
  • Indonesian Second Language
  • Italian
  • Japanese Second Language
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Media
  • Music Composition
  • Music Contemporary Performance
  • Music Inquiry
  • Music Repertoire Performance
  • Sociology
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Texts and Traditions

Applications close on Friday 4 November 2022. Apply through the Sessional Staff Management System.

For information about the roles and responsibilities of this important position, refer to VCEState Reviewer roles and responsibilities and conditions of appointment on the VCE General advice and policy page.

For enquiries, call the VCE Curriculum Unit on (03) 9059 5166 or email at

Notices to schools

VCE assessment

2022 Written examination instructions and other materials

Information and materials to assist students preparing to sit the 2022 end-of-year VCE written examinations is now available. Materials include sample front covers, relevant instructions, multiple-choice answer sheets, data books, formula sheets and covers of answer books for relevant examinations. A summary of examinations with new examination specifications and changed examination formats for 2022 has also been provided.

Teachers should make sure that students are aware of approved materials, examination formats and instructions, and understand how to complete multiple-choice answer sheets and answer books. Students should practise these procedures before to their examinations.

For queries about materials, email the VCAA Examinations Unit at

Refer also to Notice to Schools 153/2022.

Approved materials for VCE examinations

Information is also available about materials and equipment authorised for use in VCE written examinations.

Notices to schools

Senior Secondary Certificate Reform

New resources

Advice is now available about how schools can integrate applied learning programs into existing Year 10 programs in the F–10 curriculum. The advice includes access for Year 10 students to VCE Vocational Major (VM) units, Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) units, and VET units. The advice also includes examples of how schools have structured programs to deliver this to a range of students.

Read more about access to the VCE VM prior to the senior secondary years and access to the VPC prior to the senior secondary years

The VPC suitability guidelines have also been amended to provide clear advice about access to the VPC for pre-senior secondary students.

Professional learning in Term 4

We are delivering a range of professional learning to support 2023 VCE VM and VPC implementation, including face-to-face workshops, webinars and on-demand courses.

Go to the VCE VM and VPC professional learning page for more details.

Communities of practice

To support implementation of the VCE VM and VPC in 2023 we have established communities of practice  across Victoria. These networks will provide invaluable curriculum resources to support applied learning teams implementing relevant and engaging programs for their students.

To find out more or to express interest in becoming a member, go to the VCE VM and VPC communities of practice page.