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Applied Computing: Software Development

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only

Teachers should note that they should only access the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. Deletions are in red coloured text and strike through while changes are in blue coloured text and highlighted. It is imperative that the revised 2020 Adjusted Study Design is used for the remainder of 2020.

Examinations will be based on the key knowledge and skills contained in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. The 2020 Adjusted Study Design includes adjustments to the key knowledge and skills and the scope of the assessment. Teachers can be assured that students will only be externally assessed on the content in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design.

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
VCE Applied Computing Study Design (docx - 532.15kb) 

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Applied Computing: Software Development Units 3 and 4 for 2020 only.

Please note: corrections have been made to the VCE Adjusted Study Design for 2020 to fix inconsistencies and errors in the original adjusted version (published on 1 May 2020). The corrections made were:

  • page 42 – correction to the first paragraph to include the development model

Teachers need to ensure they access and download the updated version provided above.

VCE Applied Computing: Software Development: Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2020

Applied Computing: Software Development: Programming requirements

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Applied Computing: Software Development.


The VCE Applied Computing Study Design comprises:

View Units 1 and 2: Applied Computing

View Units 3 and 4: Data Analytics

Units 3 and 4: Software Development

School-based assessment

View 2020 VCE Applied Computing: Software Development administrative informat​ion for school-based assessment.
Contains SAT assessment and authentication information, including forms and assessment sheet.

View 2020 General advice on the School-based Assessment Audit .
Contains information on the School-based Assessment Audit​.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Computing: Software Development examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Adobe Connect videos
Contains links to Adobe Connect video recordings and transcripts.

2020 VCE Applied Computing: Software Development School-assessed Coursework professional learning presentation

2020 VCE Applied Computing: Software Development School-assessed Task professional learning presentation

2020 VCE Applied Computing: Software Development Unit 3 Outcome 1 assessment task development template

Study Design - Accreditation period 2020-2024

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2024.

Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage.

VCE Applied Computing: Software Development Study Design

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Applied Computing: Software Development Units 3 and 4: 2020-2024.

Curriculum Manager

Philip Feain
Curriculum Manager - Digital Technologies
tel: + 61 3 9032 1724
email: feain.philip.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.