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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.

2019 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 Thursday 31 October, Friday 1 November, Tuesday 12 November and Wednesday 13 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.

 

Wednesday
12 June

10.00am–1.15pm

General Achievement Test (GAT)

View 2019 GAT brochure (pdf - 228.51kb)

 

Wednesday
31 July

10.00am–11.10am

Extended Investigation: Critical Thinking Test (computer-based)

 

Monday
7 October
to
Tuesday
29 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 5 August.

Monday
7 October
to
Sunday
3 November

Performance examinations:

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

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 5 August.

Monday
14 October
to
Friday
18 October

Extended Investigation Externally-assessed Task oral presentation

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 5 August.

 

Wednesday
23 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.

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.

 

Monday
28 October

9.25am–12.30pm

Classical Hebrew

This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

Wednesday
30 October

9.00am–12.15pm

English

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Thursday
31 October

9.00am–11.45am

Psychology

2.00pm–4.15pm

English Language

Friday
1 November

9.00am–11.45am

Biology

2.00pm–3.45pm

Further Mathematics Examination 1

Monday
4 November

9.00am–10.45am

Further Mathematics
Examination 2

11.45am–2.00pm

Latin

3.00pm–5.15pm

Business Management

Indigenous Languages
of Victoria

Tuesday
5 November

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

1.55pm–5.00pm

Classical Greek

This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

Wednesday
6 November

9.00am–10.15am

Mathematical Methods Examination 1

11.45am–1.30pm

Product Design and Technology

VET Hospitality

3.00pm–5.15pm

History: Revolutions

Industry and  Enterprise
Thursday
7 November

9.00am–10.45am

Drama

VET Hospitality: Kitchen Operations

11.45am–2.00pm

Philosophy

Physical Education

3.00pm–5.15pm

Mathematical Methods Examination 2

Sociology

Friday
8 November

9.00am–10.15am

Specialist Mathematics Examination 1

11.45am–2.00pm

Accounting

Environmental Science

History:  Ancient History

3.00pm–5.15pm

Health and Human Development

VET Creative and Digital Media (computer-based)


Monday
11 November

9.00am–10.45am

Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

Food Studies

VET Information, Digital Media and Technology

VET Music Industry: Sound Production

11.45am–2.00pm

Chinese Language, Culture and Society

Literature

3.00pm–5.15pm

Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Specialist Mathematics Examination 2

Tuesday
12 November

9.00am–11.45am

Chemistry

2.00pm–4.15pm

Legal Studies

Wednesday
13 November

9.00am–11.45am

Physics

2.00pm–3.45pm

Dance

VET Business

VET Equine Studies

Visual Communication Design

Thursday
14 November

9.00am–10.45am

Art

VET Integrated Technologies

11.45am–2.00pm

Economics

History: Australian History

3.00pm–5.15pm

Computing: Software Development

Japanese First Language

Texts and Traditions

Friday
15 November

9.00am–10.45am

Studio Arts

VET Furnishing

VET Sport and Recreation

11.45am–2.00pm

Chinese First Language

Geography

Music Style and Composition

3.00pm–5.15pm

Australian Politics

Classical Studies

Computing: Informatics

Monday
18 November

9.00am–10.45am

Music Performance

Systems Engineering

VET Health

11.45am–2.00pm

Global Politics

Greek

Religion and Society

3.00pm–5.15pm

Media

Tuesday
19 November

9.00am–10.45am

Theatre Studies

VET Community Services

VET Engineering Studies

11.45am–2.00pm

German

Spanish

Vietnamese First Language

Vietnamese Second Language

3.00pm–5.15pm

Algorithmics

French

Wednesday
20 November

9.00am–10.45am

VET Laboratory Skills

11.45am–2.00pm

Indonesian First Language

Indonesian Second Language

Japanese Second Language

3.00pm–5.15pm

Chinese Second Language

Chinese Second Language Advanced

Italian