​​​​​​Japanese Second Language Units 3 and 4 - 2019

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Accreditation period - Units 3-4: 2005-2019

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

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



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

Units 3–4 (accredited 2005-2019)
VCE Japanese Second L​anguage Study Design​ (pdf - 1.27mb)

Units 1–4
V​CE Japanese Second Language Stu​dy Desi​​​​gn​​​ (pdf - 242.11kb)


  • Assessment Handbook (doc - 275.5kb) (Updated July 2013)
    Contains assessment advice for both School-assessed Coursework and the examinations including the examination criteria.
  • Examination reports
    Find past examinations and sample examinations for Japanese Second Language.

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Eligibility criteria

A student is eligible for Japanese Second Language if they have had no more than seven years of education in a school where Japanese is the medium of instruction.

See: Enrolment application form

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