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VCE examination timetable

VCAA rules for the conduct of VCE external assessments

All students must read the VCAA examination rules for VCE and the GAT. It is also their responsibility to be familiar with materials and equipment authorised for use in the GAT and VCE written examinations.

2021 VCE examination timetable

  • Students should check the starting time of each examination and arrive at least 30 minutes earlier, and be familiar with rules about late admission to examinations.
  • The start time for the afternoon session on Friday 29 October, Monday 1 November, Tuesday 9 November and Wednesday 10 November – when only two sessions are scheduled is 2.00pm.
  • The start time for the afternoon session on all other days when three sessions are scheduled is 3.00pm.
  • The reading period is included in the times shown in the timetable. Each examination commences with a 15-minute reading period unless otherwise specified.
  • All written responses must be in English, unless otherwise instructed in the question book for that particular examination.
  • If students are presenting for Performance examinations, Languages examinations oral component or the Extended Investigation oral presentation they will be issued with individual examination advice slips. Photo identification and examination advice slips must be presented for entry to their assessment. In some cases, students in regional and rural areas may be required to attend venues in Melbourne.
  • The following written examinations have an audio component: English as an Additional Language (EAL), Music Performance, Music Style and Composition, VET Music Industry: Sound Production and all Languages including Chinese Language, Culture and Society, except Indigenous Languages of Victoria, Classical Greek, Classical Hebrew and Latin.

 

To be confirmed

10.00am–11.10am

Extended Investigation: Critical Thinking Test (computer-based)

 

Thursday
12 August

10.00am–1.15pm

General Achievement Test (GAT)

 

Monday
4 October
to
Tuesday
26 October

Languages examinations oral component
(except Classical Greek, Classical Hebrew, Indigenous Languages of Victoria and Latin)

Auslan Interactive Sign examination

Performance examinations:

  • Dance
  • VET Dance
  • Drama: Solo
  • Theatre Studies: Monologue examination

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 2 August.

Monday
4 October
to
Sunday
31 October

Performance examinations:

  • Music Investigation
  • Music Performance
  • VET Music Industry: Performance

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 2 August.

Monday
11 October
to
Friday
15 October

Extended Investigation Externally-assessed Task oral presentation

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 2 August.

 

Tuesday
12 October

1.55pm–5.00pm

Classical Hebrew
This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

 

Thursday
14 October

1.55pm–5.00pm

Classical Greek
This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

 

Tuesday
19 October

2.00pm–4.40pm

Armenian, Bosnian, Chin Hakha, Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Karen, Khmer, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Yiddish

Each examination commences with a 10-minute reading period.

2.00pm–4.15pm

Arabic, Korean First Language, Korean Second Language

Each examination commences with a 15-minute reading period.

 

Wednesday
20 October

8.00am–6.00pm

Auslan Sign Comprehension and Sign Production examination

Students are scheduled in one two-hour session. Each session is preceded by 10 minutes reading/viewing time.

 

Wednesday
27 October

9.00am–12.15pm

English

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Thursday
28 October

9.00am–10.45am

Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

Art

Theatre Studies

VET Business

VET Equine Studies

11.45am–2.00pm

Applied Computing: Data Analytics

Japanese First Language

3.00pm–5.15pm

English Language

Friday
29 October

9.00am–11.45am

Biology

2.00pm–3.45pm

Further Mathematics Examination 1

Monday
1 November

9.00am–11.45am

Psychology

2.00pm–3.45pm

Further Mathematics Examination 2

Tuesday
2 November

 

Melbourne Cup public holiday

 

Wednesday
3 November

9.00am–10.15am

Mathematical Methods Examination 1

11.45am–1.30pm

VET Furnishing

VET Hospitality

3.00pm–5.15pm

Business Management

Indigenous Languages of Victoria

Music Style and Composition

Thursday
4 November

9.00am–10.45am

Product Design and Technology

VET Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)

VET Music Industry (Sound Production)

11.45am–2.00pm

Mathematical Methods Examination 2

3.00pm–5.15pm

History: Revolutions


Friday
5 November

9.00am–10.15am

Specialist Mathematics Examination 1

11.45am–2.00pm

Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Sociology

3.00pm–5.15pm

Accounting

History: Australian History

VET Creative and Digital Media (computer-based)

Monday
8 November

9.00am–10.45am

Visual Communication Design

11.45am–2.00pm

History: Ancient History

Indonesian First Language

Philosophy

Physical Education

3.00pm–5.15pm

Specialist Mathematics Examination 2

Tuesday
9 November

9.00am–11.45am

Chemistry

2.00pm–4.15pm

Algorithmics (HESS)

Health and Human Development

Latin

Wednesday
10 November

9.00am–11.45am

Physics

2.00pm–4.15pm

Legal Studies

Thursday
11 November

9.00am–10.45am

Food Studies

VET Information, Digital Media and Technology

11.45am–2.00pm

Chinese First Language

Literature

3.00pm–5.15pm

Economics

Environmental Science

Texts and Traditions

Friday
12 November

9.00am–10.45am

Dance

Studio Arts

VET Engineering Studies

11.45am–2.00pm

Applied Computing: Software Development

Spanish

3.00pm–5.15pm

Australian Politics

Geography

Monday
15 November

9.00am–10.45am

Systems Engineering

VET Sport and Recreation

11.45am–2.00pm

German

Global Politics

Greek

Industry and Enterprise

3.00pm–5.15pm

Chinese Language, Culture and Society

Media

Tuesday
16 November

9.00am–10.45am

Music Performance

VET Health

VET Integrated Technologies

11.45am–2.00pm

Classical Studies

Japanese Second Language

Religion and Society

3.00pm–5.15pm

Chinese Second Language

Italian

Wednesday
17 November

9.00am–10.45am

Drama

VET Community Services

VET Laboratory Skills

11.45am–2.00pm

French

3.00pm–5.15pm

Chinese Second Language Advanced

Indonesian Second Language

Vietnamese First Language

Vietnamese Second Language