VCE Chemistry

VCAA resources for teachers and students for 2017

The new VCAA  Study Design for VCE Chemistry is in operation for Units 1 - 4 in 2017.

VCAA support material for Units 1 - 4

Study Design for Units 1 to 4 VCE Chemistry

The following resources have been provided by the CEA and teachers to share. These are not official VCAA documents and can be adapted and modified for your own use.

Study Design support material from CEA members


Unit 1 and 2 support material from CEA members


Unit 3 and 4 support material from CEA members

Timetables and prac lists

Pracs, demonstrations and class activities

Background and examples of the course content


VCE Chemistry examinations

Past papers and CEA-supplied answers to VCAA sample exams are available on our past papers site: Units 3 and 4 Chemistry Examinations

Shared resources for teachers

Teacher-shared resources
All shared resources can be found above on the New Study Design for Units 1 to 4 in 2017 VCE Chemistry.



Olympiad Training Program for the Australian Science Olympiad Examination in Chemistry

The 14 week training program is offered by CEA and The School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne and covers all concepts in Year 12 Chemistry as well as a significant number of first year university topics. Students who have attended this program in the past have reviewed it enthusiastically and have achieved excellent results in the Australian Science Examination in Chemistry, with High Distinctions and Distinctions. Past students have been selected to attend the Summer Olympiad Program at Monash University, from which the team of 4 will be finally selected.

In 2018 the program will run on Monday evenings 5:30-7:30pm on 5, 19, 26 March, 16 April – 4 June, 18 June, 16 & 23 July.

The cost is $310 per student.

Click here to register



Extension Chemistry

For high achieving Year 12 students, this provides the challenge of university study. Endorsed by VCAA, the course covers two first year Monash University Chemistry units and it overlaps and extends studies in VCE Units 3 and 4 Chemistry. Classes are held at four locations in Melbourne. Assessments are counted as a student's fifth or sixth subject in the calculation of university entrance ATAR scores. 

If you are interested in enrolling in the Monash Extension Chemistry course, please contact the Extension Program Office at Monash University by telephone (9903 4756) or by email.

Class workshops for VCE Chemistry

Workshops for VCE Chemistry topics are available from a number of different providers for class groups. Providers and details of workshops for Year 11 and 12 students.

November Lectures

The November Lectures 2017 were held on Friday 17 November. Information about the conference will be posted here closer to the date.

ChemTeach on-line discussion group

An on-line discussion group for teachers of Chemistry in Victoria.
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