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Visual communication Design


Curriculum area-specific resources have been developed to support teachers implementing the curriculum, organised by 'Help me plan', 'Help me find a teaching resource' and 'Help me assess'.

For F–10 curriculum area advice to support remote learning in Term 2, see Curriculum advice for remote and flexible learning for this curriculum area.

Overview of Visual Communication Design

In Visual Communication Design, students develop the skills and practice to communicate ideas and messages in visual communications. Visual communication design practice includes the use of design thinking skills and design as a process. Drawing conventions and the use of design elements and principles are the primary components of the visual language that students use to represent concepts, in relation to a specific purpose and audience. Students investigate the work and practices of a range of Australian and international designers, from different times, places and cultures.

Students explore the practices of a diversity of designers and investigate the role of visual communication design in different societies, cultures and contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

The Visual Communication Design curriculum can be viewed at the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website 

To learn about key components of the Visual Communication Design curriculum, view the presentation Introducing Visual Communication Design


Kathryn Hendy-Ekers, Visual Communication Design Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9032 1697 or email the Visual Communication Design Curriculum Manager

Professional associations

Visual Arts & Design Educators Association

Visual Communication Victoria