Introducing the curriculum
The Victorian Curriculum provides a Civics and Citizenship curriculum continuum from Levels 3-10. This curriculum is organised into three strands: Government and democracy, Laws and citizens, and Citizenship, diversity and identity.
The Civics and Citizenship curriculum develops students’ knowledge of political and legal institutions and explores the nature of citizenship in a pluralistic liberal democracy. Students will develop general skills and capabilities such as an appreciation of diverse perspectives, empathy, collaboration, negotiation, self-awareness and intercultural understanding.
Learning in Civics and Citizenship emphasises investigating contemporary issues and developing points of views that encourage and enable students to participate in, and contribute to Australian society as active and informed citizens. Contemporary issues such as debates over changes to the law, elections and Australian government responses to international events, are a means of linking what students may know from the media to the theory about democratic political and legal institutions and values such as fairness, equality, representation and accountability and citizens’ rights that underpin a democracy.
To view the Civics and Citizenship curriculum, please visit the
Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.
A PowerPoint presentation outlining the key components of the Civics and Citizenship curriculum is available:
Introducing Civics and Citizenship (pptx - 317.61kb)
Gerard Martin, Curriculum Manager
(03) 9032 1694