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AusVELS is the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.

Independent schools enjoy a high degree of autonomy over their curriculum. Some have opted to implement the AusVELS, others are using the Australian Curriculum materials. Government and Catholic schools use AusVELS as their framework.

Information about the AusVELS curriculum and teacher support materials can be found on the AusVELS website.

The site provides information including:

  • Overview
    • Information about the structure and design of the AusVELS.
    • This section also includes information for parents including NAPLAN.
  • Standards
    • The Prep to Year 10 curriculum is described in the standards and content descriptors for each domain. The standards can be viewed or downloaded either by domain or level.
  • Domains
    • Domains are distinct bodies of knowledge, skills and behaviours. Each domain has its own section which includes its structure and standards, suggested approaches to teaching and links to resources.
  • Teaching Support
    • A range of materials to support teachers in implementing AusVELS covers assessment, diversity of learners and domain-based resources.
  • School Implementation
    • Resources to assist schools to implement curriculum at a whole-school level include:

Fā€“10 Curriculum Planning and Reporting Guidelines

These guidelines provide advice for Victorian schools on the effective use of AusVELS to develop whole-school curriculum plans and to report student learning achievement.

AusVELS Curriculum Planning Resource Website

The AusVELS Curriculum Planning Resourcewebsiteoffers school leadership a range of resources to support planning and documenting a comprehensive school-wide curriculum. It includes a self-assessment tool and a suite of curriculum planning examples for both primary and secondary schools.

Principles of Learning and Teaching

The Principles of Learning and Teaching P ā€“ 12 (PoLT) articulate six principles that can be used by schools, teams of teachers and individuals to reflect on practice and support professional dialogue to strengthen pedagogical practices.

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VELS and Independent Schools Information Sheet
Closing the Loop is a paper produced by DE&T to outline the coherence established between curriculum (VELS), pedagogy (PoLT), assessment and reporting within the Blueprint for Government Schools Flagship Strategy 1 ā€“ Student learning. [Password required]

Early Years Framework

Outcomes, principles and practices essential to support the learning of young children.

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