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Foundation – 10 Curriculum

 

Introduction to the AusVELS

The curriculum for Foundation (Prep) to Year 10 in Victoria is known as AusVELS. This represents the integration of the new Australian Curriculum subjects into the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). VELS was the previous Victorian curriculum framework used by schools. 

Implementation of AusVELS began in 2013, when schools used the achievement standards for reporting to parents. The AusVELS curriculum currently incorporates the Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and History, with adjustments made where necessary to reflect Victorian priorities and standards. The remaining domains have been taken from the VELS.

AusVELS uses an eleven level structure to reflect the design of the new Australian Curriculum whilst retaining Victorian priorities and approaches to teaching and learning.

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AusVELS Curriculum Planning Resources

 

F–10 curriculum planning and reporting guidelines New

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.

F–10 curriculum planning and reporting guidelines (pdf - 1.05mb)

AusVELS Curriculum Planning Resource website New

The AusVELS 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.

AusVELS Curriculum Planning Resource

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AusVELS Curriculum in 2014

The curriculum for Victorian government and Catholic schools in 2014 is the current AusVELS curriculum available on the VCAA AusVELS Curriculum website.

The VCAA is currently reviewing the remaining Australian Curriculum learning areas and general capabilities to determine the extent to which they reflect Victorian priorities and standards. The second iteration of AusVELS will include the full suite of learning areas and general capabilities, incorporating the respective Australian Curriculum as appropriate, once they have been approved by the VCAA Board.

This process will also incorporate any changes to the current curriculum arising from the Commonwealth government’s review of the Australian Curriculum that are endorsed by Ministers for Education through the Standing Committee on School Education and Early Childhood. These changes may also include further or alternative amendments proposed to the Victorian Minister for Education by the VCAA Board.

The second iteration of AusVELS will be released subject to approval by the Minister of Education.

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AusVELS websites

The VCAA has two websites to support the AusVELS.

AusVELS Curriculum website

Provides the curriculum content descriptions and achievement standards to be used by Victorian government and Catholic schools to plan, assess and report to parents.

AusVELS Resources and Support website

Information and resources to support AusVELS including:

  • Assessment
  • Consultations
  • Diversity of learners
  • Domain based resources
  • Implementation
  • Professional learning
  • Whole school planning
  • FAQs

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Additional Curriculum materials

Bushfire Education

The Bushfire Education website provides online teaching and learning resources to support the provision of bushfire education for learners from the early years to year 10. The resource was developed for the Victorian government in response to Recommendation 6 in the Final Report of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

The Bushfire Education website has been developed by Education Services Australia on behalf of VCAA. The project has been supported by VCAA’s Bushfire Education Working Party, consisting of representatives from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and the Country Fire Authority.

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Last Update: 27 August 2014