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By Unit/Lessons

Schools are asked to consider the extent to which they have documented the daily/weekly teaching and learning program specifying Victorian Curriculum F–10 content descriptions and achievement standards, activities and resources, and assessment tasks to ensure students of all achievement levels are able to progress.

Curriculum planning documentation by unit/lessons includes:

  • specific content descriptions and achievement standards
  • resources and activities to develop knowledge and skills for all students, recognising the time allocations required for assessment to monitor and progress learning.

Curriculum planning documentation by unit/lessons needs to be informed by and/or inform the other three interrelated layers of planning:

  • By school – a high-level summary of the coverage of all the curriculum areas, reflecting the school’s goals, vision and any particular areas of specialisation or innovation
  • By curriculum area – plans that sequence key knowledge and skills across the years of schooling to support a progression of learning
  • By year level – a coherent program from a student perspective that enables effective connections across curriculum areas

Self-assessment questions

Does the unit/sequence of lessons:

  • specify the content descriptions addressed in each unit/sequence of lessons?
  • specify the achievement standards addressed for each unit/sequence of lessons?
  • include the resources and activities used to develop knowledge and skills?
  • provide for a range of student abilities?
  • specify the assessments used to monitor and progress student learning?
  • provide guidance about the approximate time required for the unit/sequence of lessons?

Examples of unit/lessons curriculum plans

The examples below demonstrate the ‘unit/lessons’ layer only of the whole-school curriculum planning process.


Primary school by unit/lessons – writing planner

Secondary school by unit/lessons – Year 8 Semester 2

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