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Information about the 2016 examination

This year’s examination will be based on the Vietnamese Senior External Syllabus 2008 (amended 2012).

The examination consists of an oral and a written component. Candidates must sit both components to be awarded a Level of Achievement.

Oral component
Candidates within 100 kilometres of the Brisbane CBD will be individually assessed by a marker at a central Brisbane venue on Saturday 15 October. Candidates from all other areas will be individually assessed at their schools by a marker by telephone in early November.

Details of each candidate's assessment will be sent to them via their school in mid-September.

Written component
The written component (Reading, Writing and Listening) will be administered at the candidate's school.


The syllabus for this subject can be downloaded below.


The syllabus sets out the aims, objectives, learning experiences and assessment requirements for the subject.

Subject notices

Subject notices provide information about this year's examination.

Assessment reports and past papers

Examination papers for this subject have been developed by QCAA since 2014. Previous examination papers were developed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Assessment reports and past papers developed prior to 2014 are available on the VCAA website. We do not sell hard copies of VCAA assessment reports and past papers.



More information

Email or phone (07) 3864 0367.

Last updated: 15 February 2016

2016 Examination dates

  • Oral component: Saturday 15 October
    (candidates within 100 kms of Brisbane CBD)
  • Oral component: Early November
    (candidates from all other areas)
  • Written component: Tuesday 18 October
    (all candidates)

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