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History

Accreditation period 2016–2021

The accreditation period has been extended and now expires 31 December 2021.

Study Design

VCE History Study Design

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for History Units 1-4: 2016-2021.

The VCE History Study Design comprises:

Unit 1: The making of empires 1400–1775
Unit 2: Empires at work 1400–1775
Units 1 and 2: Twentieth century history
Unit 1: Ancient Mesopotamia
Unit 2: Ancient Egypt
Unit 2: Early China

View Units 3 and 4: Ancient History.

View Units 3 and 4: Australian History.

View Units 3 and 4: Revolutions .

Support material

Advice for teachers - Global empires
Contains advice about assessment and designing teaching and learning activities.

Advice for teachers - Twentieth century history
Contains advice about assessment and designing teaching and learning activities.

Frequently asked questions

Global empires resources
A list of suitable resources for Global empires Units 1 and 2.

Twentieth century history resources
A list of suitable resources for Twentieth century history Units 1 and 2.

Study summary
A summary of the VCE History Study Design for 2016-2021.

Study design for implementation in 2022

Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2022. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2022. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.

For accreditation period 2022-2026
  • VCE History Study Design for implementation in 2022.

    Implementation sessions

    The VCAA has appointed the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV) to organise a series of implementation sessions for VCE History teachers during Term 2, 2021. Please visit the VCE professional learning page for further information and registration details.

In 2021, schools must ensure they use the VCE History Study Design Units 1–4: 2016–2021.

Curriculum Manager

Gerry Martin
Curriculum Manager - History/Civics
tel: + 61 3 9059 5153
email: Gerard.Martin@education.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.