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Environmental Science

Accreditation period Units 1 and 2 2016–2020

Units 1 and 2 accreditation expires 31 December 2020.

Accreditation period Units 3 and 4 2017–2021

Units 3 and 4 accreditation expires 31 December 2021.

Focus group

The VCAA invites VCE Environmental Science teachers to participate in a focus group to provide feedback on the current VCE Environmental Science Advice for teachers.

Register your interest.

Study Design

VCE Environmental Science Study Design (pdf - 457.23kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Environmental Science
Units 1-2: 2016–2020 and Units 3–4: 2017–2021.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Environmental Science examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

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

Study summary
A summary of the VCE Environmental Science Study Design for Units 1 and 2: 2016–2020; Units 3 and 4: 2017–2021.

Video recording of implementation briefing conducted in Term 2, 2015

Managing VCE Environmental Science student investigations and scientific posters
Faculty discussion resource.


Consultation is now closed.

The VCE Environmental Science review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.

The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA in December 2019. Updates on the progress of the review are published in the VCAA Bulletin regularly.