Victorian Curriculum

A young male student raising his hand in the classroomThe Victorian Curriculum Foundation–10 (F–10) sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.

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

Information about the Victorian Curriculum can be found on the Victorian Curriculum website.

The site presents the curriculum as learning areas and capacities structured as a continuum across levels of learning achievement not years of schooling. Information about the diversity of learners is provided including the “Towards Foundation Level Victorian Curriculum’ for those students with learning well below the Victorian Curriculum Foundation standards.

School Implementation

Resources to assist schools to implement curriculum at a whole-school level include:

  • Victorian Curriculum F–10: Revised Curriculum Planning and Reporting Guidelines
    • These guidelines provide advice for Victorian schools on the effective use of the Victorian Curriculum to develop whole-school curriculum plans and to report student learning achievement.
  • Victorian Curriculum F–10: Resources and Support
  • Victorian Curriculum Planning Resource Website
    • The Victorian Curriculum Planning Resource website offers 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.