Foundation - 10 Curriculum
Introduction to the AusVELS
The Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum for Victorian government and Catholic schools is known as AusVELS (the Australian Curriculum in Victoria) from 2013. AusVELS is available to all independent schools as a model and resource for the effective implementation of the Australian Curriculum.
AusVELS incorporates the Australian Curriculum Foundation to 10 for English, Mathematics, History and Science within the curriculum framework first developed for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). Foundation (F) refers to the first level of school for curriculum design purposes.
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. It has been designed to ensure schools and teachers are not required to manage two different curriculum and reporting frameworks during the progressive development of the Australian Curriculum.
The VCAA has created two websites to support the implementation of the AusVELS.
AusVELS – Curriculum website
Provides the curriculum content descriptions and achievement standards to be used by Victorian government and Catholic schools from 2013 to plan, assess and report to parents.
AusVELS Resources and Support
Information and resources to support the implementation of the AusVELS including:
- Diversity of learners
- Domain based resources
- Professional learning
- Whole school planning
Additional Curriculum materials
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.