The Vicphysics Teachers’ Network held a one-day hybrid in-service on Friday, 10th Nov to assist teachers with their planning of Units 3 and 4 of new VCE Physics Study Design, which commences in 2024.

Date: Friday, 10th Nov, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Venue: Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn campus

The program:
9:00 Welcome
9:10 School-based Assessment for Unit 3 and 4 by Maria James, VCAA Science Manager
10:00 Small Group Discussion on Assessment Tasks, in particular consideration of examples, completion of a draft
10:45 Morning Tea
11:15 Presentation on new content in the Study Design, in particular additions to Special Relativity with Theo Hughes, Cornish College
12:00 Small Group Discussion on Scheduling Content, in particular teaching order, weeks per Area of Study
12:45 Lunch
1:30 Presentation on styles of practical activities with Rachael Gore, Albert Park College
2:15 Small Group Discussion on selecting practical activities
3:00 Finish of in-service
3:30 Catering provided by AIP Victorian Branch (need to register)
4:00 Public lecture on 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics by Prof Jeff Davis of Swinburne University. For details and to confirm, see below.
5:00 Finish of the day.

All sessions were also available on-line. Resources for each of the small group discussions in the program above are available here. The presentations are now available, the audio will be by late November.

Cost: On site: $80 for subscribers, $90 for others, Lunch is provided. On-line: $40 for subscribers, $50 for others.

Book Below: Please note: The booking system does not work with Internet Explorer, so you will need to use another browser. A credit card is preferred, but the system can generate an invoice for payment by EFT if the school does not have a credit card and will not reimburse a personal credit card.


This event is organised by Vicphysics Teachers’ Network with Swinburne University of Technology as the sponsor.

For more details email Vicphysics