[Design and Technology] Unit 3 Out 2 SAC query

Lorraine Tran tranlorraine at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 00:02:49 EDT 2018

Hi Gabriella, Dean, Mike and other VCE Product Design and Technology

There are a number of discrepancies within the study design and between the
study design and the assessment criteria. I and a few others have brought
these discrepancies to the attention of the VCAA. Teachers can easily
change the published VCAA SAC criteria because they are not mandated (but
the criteria used should be consistent with the study design). However, the
more significant problem lies with the discrepancies between the study
design and the SAT criteria and descriptors which are mandated. The VCAA
have stated that they are 'monitoring' the study, and it seems unlikely
that any amendments will be made to the study or the assessment
criteria/grade descriptors this year. So, as Mike said, it is really
important that as many teachers as possible let the VCAA know about the

Also, while I'm here, just thought I'd mention that the sample examination
has been posted on the VCE Product Design and Technology page of the VCAA
website. I have started to write some answers to the exam questions. I'm
sure there may be some further discussion to be had on this list about the
sample exam, once teachers have had a chance to look at it.

Lorraine Tran.

On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 1:25 PM, Mike Lampard <
mike.lampard at overnewton.vic.edu.au> wrote:

> Yes – should be Product Development Process. We need to let VCAA know so
> that it can be amended. The proofing of a number of areas could have been a
> bit more thorough.
> Kind regards,
> Mike.
> From: destech <destech-bounces at edulists.com.au> on behalf of Gabriella
> Verstraeten <gverstraeten at sfx.vic.edu.au>
> Reply-To: Design and Technology Teachers' Mailing List <
> destech at edulists.com.au>
> Date: Thursday, 7 June 2018 at 12:55 pm
> To: "destech at edulists.com.au" <destech at edulists.com.au>
> Subject: [Design and Technology] Unit 3 Out 2 SAC query
> Hi all,
> Unit 3 Out 2 SAC query.
> has anyone else noticed a discrepancy between the Key Knowledge skills
> list in the study design and the VCCA performance descriptor rubric? the
> key knowledge and skills talks about the product development process but
> the rubric says product design process. they are very similar but not the
> same. if asked to do a graphic representation of them, they would be
> different. is it just me missing something? Am I wrong to consider that the
> rubric has a mistake and it should read development.
> regards
> gabriella
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