VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies (OES) workshops wrap

We recently held five face-to-face workshops for VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies (OES) teachers throughout August. These workshops were the final step of professional learning associated with the revised VCE OES study design, and facilitated by ACHPER Victoria, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), and subject specialists involved in the review process.

Building upon the on-demand videos, live webinars and support materials made accessible by the VCAA in June 2023 these workshops were a unique opportunity to connect with other colleagues and to explore teaching, learning and assessment ideas for the revised study design.

In the sessions we:

  • Discussed potential outdoor environments and outdoor experiences which could be explored within their region to implement the revised study design, 
  • Shared ideas on how the key changes within the revised study design could be addressed through a teaching and learning program with reference to the VCAA support materials, and 
  • Provided an opportunity to ask questions to strengthen teachers’ understanding of the revised study design.

All five events were a huge success with over 100 educators joining us in total. Teachers told us they were very grateful to have the chance to interact in person and for experts to get out into regional areas to provide support. 

There were lots of questions and discussion relating to outdoor experiences and how to provide the best learning experiences for students using the revised study design. 

Follow up involves the VCAA and ACHPER Victoria using information collected throughout to develop additional resources and support material.

If you have not yet engaged with the support materials provided by the VCAA, please do via this link (scroll to the bottom of the page to 2024 Implementation).

Also, if you haven’t already, now is the time to order your VCE® Trial Exams! Head to the VCE® Resources area of our website to place your orders today. You can also get ahead by pre-ordering OES 2024 SACs (launching in later this year).


We’ll also be sharing ideas to upskill teachers with OES and VET Sport & Rec changes and assessments at our conference coming up in November, click here to register today!