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Chinese Second Language

Accreditation period - Units 3-4: 2008-2019

The accreditation period for VCE Chinese Second Language ​Units 3 and 4 of the current study will expire on 31 December 2019.

Units 1 and 2 of VCE Chinese Second Language ​for 2019 and associated support material including Advice for teachers are available from the Chinese Second Language and Chinese Second Language Advanced​ Units 1 and 2​ page.

Staged Implementation

Implementation of the revised study is being staged:

Units 1 and 2: 2019, Units 3 and 4: 2020

In 2019, students enrolled in Units 1-2 will undertake the revised study (2019-2023). Students enrolled in Units 3-4 will continue with the current study (2005-2019). ​​​​

Curriculum

20192020
Units 1–2 (accredited 2019-2023)
VCE Chinese Second Language Study Design​ (pdf - 555.77kb)


Units 3–4 (accredited 2008-2019)
VCE Chinese Second Language Study Design​ (pdf - 1 (pdf - 3.04mb)

Units 1–4
V​CE Chinese Se​cond Language Stu​dy Desi​​​​gn​​​ (pdf - 555.77kb)

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Assessment

  • Assessment Handbook (doc - 593kb) (Updated August 2013)
    Contains assessment advice for both School-assessed Coursework and the examinations including the examination criteria. 
  • Examination reports
    Past examinations and sample examinations for Chinese Second Language.

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Chinese Second Language Advanced

Accreditation period - Units 3-4: 2008-2019

The accreditation period for VCE Chinese Second Language ​Units 3 and 4 of the current study will expire on 31 December 2019.

Units 1 and 2 of VCE Chinese Second Language ​for 2019 and and associated support material including Advice for teachers are available from the Chinese Second Language and Chinese Second Language Advanced​ Units 1 and 2​ page.

Staged Implementation

Implementation of the revised study is being staged:

Units 1 and 2: 2019, Units 3 and 4: 2020

In 2019, students enrolled in Units 1-2 will undertake the revised study (2019-2023). Students enrolled in Units 3-4 will continue with the current study (2005-2019). ​​​​

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Curriculum

20192020
Units 1–2 (accredited 2019-2023)
​VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced Study Design​ (pdf - 242.11kb)


Units 3–4 (accredited 2008-2019)
VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced Study Design​ (pdf - 1 (pdf - 3.04mb)

Units 1–4
V​CE Chinese Se​cond Language Advanced ​Stu​dy Desi​​​​gn​​​ (pdf - 242.11kb)

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Assessment

  • Assessment Handbook (doc - 593kb) (Updated August 2013)
    Contains assessment advice for both school-assessed coursework and the examinations including the examination criteria.
  • Examination reports
    Past examinations and sample examinations for Chinese Second Language Advanced.

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Eligibility criteria

Chinese Second Language

A student is NOT eligible for Chinese Second Language if they have had either:

  • 12 months or more education in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction, or
  • 3 years (36 months) or more residence in any of the VCAA nominated countries or regions.

The nominated countries and regions are China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau.

Chinese Second Language Advanced

A student is eligible for Chinese Second Language ​Advanced if:

  • they have had no more than 7 years of education in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction
  • the highest level of education attained in a school where Chinese is the medium of instruction is no greater than the equivalent of Year 7 in a Victorian school.

The time periods referred to in these criteria will be counted cumulatively since the time of the student’s birth.

As the formal education commencement age for a Victorian student is 5 years of age, then all applicants will be deemed to have commenced formal education by the end of their 5th year of age, regardless of the setting.

See: Enrolment application form​​

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