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Support documents for implementing F – 10 Australian Curriculum Science in Victoria (AusVELS)

The following documents are provided to support teachers and others in transitioning to and implementing Australian Curriculum Science in Victoria.

For a copy of the scope and sequence document complied by ACARA, please see AusVELS Science Scope and Sequence (pdf - 262kb)

For a comparison of VELS Science with Australian Curriculum Science, please see:

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Progression point examples

Progression point examples are provided to assist teachers in the assessment and reporting of student achievement. In AusVELS,
the progression point examples are provided in 0.5 increments.  

For each reporting period, teachers will use a variety of assessments to inform their on-balance judgment about student progress against the standards provided in a domain.  

Teachers are advised that progression point examples are not mandated for curriculum planning and reporting purposes. They are examples only.

Progression point examples are designed to: Progression point examples are NOT designed to:
  • illustrate how a student might show evidence of progression
  • be used in conjunction with other tools such as annotated student work samples
  • be modified by schools so that the examples reflect the curriculum structure and timing of when knowledge and skills are taught and assessed
  • replace standards
  • be used as a definitive or mandated set of progression measures for student assessment
  • be the only resource used by teachers to assign progression points on student reports

 

To assist schools planning for implementing the AusVELS curriculum in 2013, progression point examples are now available for AusVELS ScienceAC.

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Planning templates

Science Planning templates Revised

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Additional resources

The following presentations were delivered during the online professional learning sessions in August-September 2013:

 

MoneySmart Teaching resources 

F-10 teachers of AusVELS Science are encouraged to access MoneySmart Teaching, an initiative funded by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). MoneySmart Teaching has developed a range of teaching resources designed to help children and yound people improve their levels of consumer and financial literacy. The VCAA is managing the MoneySmart Teaching project in Victoria. There are a range of teaching resources available and they are aligned to AusVELS. Professional learning opportunities are also available to support this resource.

 

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