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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.

2022 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 28 October, Monday 31 October, Tuesday 8 November, Wednesday 9 November and Wednesday 16 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: Sound Production and all Languages including Chinese Language, Culture and Society, except Indigenous Languages of Victoria: Revival and Reclamation, Classical Greek, Classical Hebrew and Latin.

 

Wednesday
27 July

10.00am–11.30am

Extended Investigation: Critical Thinking Test (computer-based)

 

Wednesday
7 September

9.30am–11.45am

General Achievement Test (GAT)

Section A: Literacy (Reading and Writing) and Numeracy

1.15pm–3.00pm

General Achievement Test (GAT)

Section B: General Knowledge and Skills

 

Monday
3 October
to
Tuesday
25 October

Languages examinations oral component
(except Classical Greek, Classical Hebrew, Indigenous Languages of Victoria: Revival and Reclamation 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 1 August.

Monday
3 October
to
Sunday
30 October

Performance examinations:

  • Music Investigation
  • Music Performance
  • VET Music Performance

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 1 August.

Monday
10 October
to
Friday
14 October

Extended Investigation Externally-assessed Task oral presentation

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 1 August.

 

Wednesday
12 October

1.55pm–5.00pm

Classical Hebrew

This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

 

Monday
17 October

9.25am–12.30pm

Classical Greek

This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

 

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

Each examination commences with a 10-minute reading period.

 

Wednesday
26 October

9.00am–12.15pm

English

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Thursday
27 October

9.00am–10.45am

Visual Communication Design

11.45am–1.30pm

Theatre Studies

VET Information and Communications Technology

VET Integrated Technologies

3.00pm–5.15pm

Chinese First Language

English Language

Indonesian First Language

Japanese First Language

Friday
28 October

9.00am–11.45am

Biology

2.00pm–3.45pm

Further Mathematics Examination 1

Monday
31 October

9.00am–11.45am

Psychology

2.00pm–3.45pm

Further Mathematics Examination 2

Tuesday
1 November

 

Melbourne Cup public holiday

 

Wednesday
2 November

9.00am–10.15am

Mathematical Methods Examination 1

11.45am–1.30pm

Art

VET Laboratory Skills

VET Hospitality

3.00pm–5.15pm

Business Management

Thursday
3 November

9.00am–10.45am

Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

VET Business

11.45am–2.00pm

Indigenous Languages of Victoria: Revival and Reclamation

Industry and Enterprise

Korean First Language

Mathematical Methods Examination 2

3.00pm–5.15pm

Health and Human Development


Friday
4 November

9.00am–10.15am

Specialist Mathematics Examination 1

11.45am–2.00pm

Economics

Texts and Traditions

3.00pm–5.15pm

History: History Revolutions

VET Creative and Digital Media (computer-based)

Monday
7 November

9.00am–10.45am

Product Design and Technology

11.45am–2.00pm

Philosophy

Physical Education


3.00pm–5.15pm

Applied Computing: Data Analytics

History: Australian History

Specialist Mathematics Examination 2

Tuesday
8 November

9.00am–11.45am

Chemistry

2.00pm–4.15pm

Accounting

Music Style and Composition

Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Sociology

Wednesday
9 November

9.00am–11.45am

Physics

2.00pm–4.15pm

Chinese Second Language Advanced

Chinese Language, Culture and Society

Legal Studies

Thursday
10 November

9.00am–10.45am

Food Studies

VET Engineering Studies

VET Equine

VET Furnishing

11.45am–2.00pm

Literature

3.00pm–5.15pm

Algorithmics

Latin

Environmental Science

Friday
11 November

9.00am–10.45am

Studio Arts

VET Music: Sound Production

11.45am–2.00pm

Geography

3.00pm–5.15pm

Applied Computing:  Software Development

Classical Studies

Spanish

Monday
14 November

9.00am–10.45am

Dance

Systems Engineering

VET Hospitality: Kitchen Operations

VET Sport and Recreation

11.45am–2.00pm

Arabic

Australian Politics

German

Media


3.00pm–5.15pm

Chinese Second Language

History: Ancient History

Indonesian Second Language

Religion and Society

Tuesday
15 November

9.00am–10.45am

Music Performance

VET Health

11.45am–2.00pm

Global Politics

3.00pm–5.15pm

Greek

Japanese Second Language

Korean Second Language

Italian

Wednesday
16 November

9.00am–10.45am

Drama

VET Community Services

 

2.00pm–4.15pm

French

Vietnamese First Language

Vietnamese Second Language