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Victorian Curriculum F–10 Version 2.0

Overview and benefits

We are currently developing the next version of the Victorian Curriculum F–10.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 Version 2.0 will give Victoria's students the best opportunity to thrive in a world of increasing change and rapid technological advancement. It will also reflect the expertise and feedback of our teachers, making it easier for them to plan, assess and report on student learning.

The overarching structure of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 will not change – the current learning areas, capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities will remain. This recognises the continuing importance of a discipline-based approach to learning, where learning areas are regarded as both enduring and dynamic, supported by clearly articulated capabilities and cross-curriculum perspectives.

 

Go to the current Victorian Curriculum F–10

Benefits for students
  • Access to the essential knowledge and skills to be successful lifelong learners
  • A better learning transition from the early years to primary school
  • The necessary knowledge and skills to follow chosen senior secondary pathways
  • A streamlined curriculum and higher-quality teaching and learning provisions
Benefits for teachers
  • A more manageable and accessible curriculum, including refined content descriptions
  • Resolves unintentional overlap and duplication across curriculum areas
  • Clear achievement standards to assess student learning more easily
  • Additional curriculum resources, including a new digital site that is user-friendly and accessible

Familiarisation and implementation

For each curriculum area, the roll out will include 2 stages: familiarisation and implementation.

During familiarisation
  • We will carefully guide teachers and school leaders through the revisions so they understand the changes. This will include providing a comprehensive suite of resources and professional learning opportunities
  • Teachers will become familiar with the revised curriculum and update their teaching and learning programs and lesson plans
During implementation
  • Teachers will implement the revised curriculum in classrooms based on their updated teaching and learning programs and lesson plans
  • We will continue to provide information resources and professional learning to help teachers implement the revised curriculum according to sector timelines
  • The Department of Education and the Catholic education sector will determine the detailed timings for implementing the curriculum in their areas, respectively. Independent schools will be responsible for their implementation timelines

Timeline (as of Term 4 2023)

The original timeline published in Term 2 2023 has been updated.

The updated timeline prioritises Mathematics and English so that schools and teachers can focus on the knowledge and skills that underpin numeracy and literacy. It also gives school leaders and teachers more time to become familiar with the other curriculum areas in 2024 and 2025.

 

An illustration showing the familiarisation and implementation periods between 2023 and 2026 for each Victorian Curriculum F-10 Version 2.0 learning area.

The image description is detailed below.

Mathematics

  • Published in July 2023
  • Familiarisation until the end of 2024
  • As directed by sectors, schools may choose to start implementing from 2024 and fully implement from 2025

Go to Mathematics Version 2.0 curriculum

Go to Mathematics Version 2.0 familiarisation resources

English

  • Published in December 2023
  • Familiarisation throughout 2024
  • As directed by sectors, implementation from 2025

Go to English Version 2.0 curriculum

Go to English Version 2.0 familiarisation resources

Levels A to D: Towards Foundation for Mathematics and English

  • To be published in mid-2024
  • Familiarisation throughout Semester 2 2024
  • As directed by sectors, implementation from 2025

All other curriculum areas

  • To be published in mid-2024
  • Familiarisation throughout Semester 2 2024 and 2025
  • As directed by sectors, implementation from 2026

Levels A to D: Towards Foundation for all other curriculum areas and English as an Additional Language

  • To be published in November 2024
  • Familiarisation throughout 2025
  • As directed by sectors, implementation from 2026

Languages

The revised Languages curriculums will be published in phases. Implementation will be determined by the sectors.

Phase 1 – Chinese (Second Language Learner), French, Italian, Japanese

  • Familiarisation begins in June 2024

Phase 2 – German, Indonesian, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish

  • Familiarisation begins in November 2024

Phase 3 – Arabic,Classical Greek,Framework for Classical Languages, Hindi, Latin, Non-Roman Alphabet languages, Roman Alphabet Languages, Turkish, Vietnamese

  • To be advised

Phase 4 – Auslan (First Language Learner and Second Language Learner pathways), Chinese (Background Language Learner and First Language Learner pathways), Victorian Aboriginal Languages

  • To be advised

Placing teachers at the forefront

The VCAA recognises the expertise of practising teachers and the importance of consultation with educators in developing the Victorian Curriculum F–10 Version 2.0.

That’s why the revised curriculum will be based on comprehensive feedback from teachers, including through formal curriculum monitoring conducted over the past 5 years, the review of the Australian Curriculum and our Curriculum Area Reference Panels.

Curriculum Area Reference Panels

Teachers and relevant stakeholders are invited to participate in the following curriculum area reference panels to review the Victorian Curriculum F-10:

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Levels A to D: Towards Foundation

And the revision of:

  • Languages:Arabic, Hindi, Turkish, Vietnamese, Non-Roman Alphabet Languages and Roman Alphabet Languages.

Expressions of interest applications close COB, Friday 16 February 2024. For more information and to register your interest.

Curriculum Area Reference Panels for all other curriuclum areas met between November 2022 and July 2023.

The 26 panels were each composed of 10–12 members, including practising teachers from primary and secondary schools across all sectors and regions. Their expertise and input represents all teachers who will implement and use the revised curriculum.

Reporting

All Victorian government and Catholic schools are required by their respective sectors to provide written reports on student achievement against the Victorian Curriculum F–10 achievement standards for every student at least twice per year. To support teachers and their reporting requirements, the Victorian Curriculum F–10 Version 2.0 will include revisions to the achievement standards to provide clear progressions of learning and help school leaders and teachers assess and report on student learning more effectively.

For specific information on reporting, contact your relevant school sector. If you work in a government school, refer to the Department of Education’s advice at Reporting student achievement and progress Foundation to 10. If you work in a Catholic school, refer to your local Catholic education office or the Catholic Education Victoria Network (CEVN) portal.

Stay up to date

VCAA Bulletin

Notices to schools

F–10 Curriculum Update

Contact

Victorian Curriculum F–10 Revision Project
tel.: 03 7022 1306
email: vcaa.f10.revisionproject@education.vic.gov.au