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VCAA Bulletin
No.90 – August 2023


Victorian Curriculum F–10 Mathematics Version 2.0 (Mathematics Version 2.0) is now available

A group of students


The VCAA is excited to release the Victorian Curriculum F–10 Mathematics Version 2.0, the first of the revised F–10 curriculum areas.

The revised Mathematics curriculum recognises the pivotal role of mathematics in student learning and in empowering young people to apply problem-solving skills to all facets of life. It continues to maintain robust connections to digital technologies and algorithmic and computational thinking, equipping students with the necessary skills to thrive in a rapidly evolving technological landscape and future job market.

The revisions to the Victorian Curriculum F–10 Mathematics are based on feedback from Victorian educators, including through the formal monitoring the VCAA has conducted over the past 4 years, the significant consultation conducted by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in reviewing the Australian Curriculum Foundation to Year 10, and advice provided by Curriculum Area Reference Panels, made up of Victorian teachers from across school sectors.

Teachers will find the Mathematics Version 2.0 streamlines the approach for planning, teaching and assessing student learning. The number of content descriptions up to Level 10 has reduced and they are clearer and easier to understand and sequence. Also, the achievement standards have been refined and clarified to help teachers to assess student learning more effectively. This will make it streamlined for teachers to report against the achievement standards, as per sector requirements.

The VCAA will support schools with familiarisation of Mathematics Version 2.0, with implementation the responsibility of the sectors. The VCAA will continue to support teachers and school leaders in the familiarisation and throughout implementation of the revised curriculum.

The VCAA is providing a comprehensive suite of resource for Mathematics Version 2.0, including introductory webinars, professional learning opportunities and companion documents such as a glossary, scope and sequences, and planning exemplars and templates. Some resources focus on key areas of change and unpack the revisions in a more detailed and nuanced manner to support primary and secondary teachers and curriculum and school leaders. Additionally, a suite of professional learning modules will be released in early Term 4 and will be available throughout the period of familiarisation and implementation (including into 2024 and 2025). Download the available resources and register for webinars at Mathematics Version 2.0.

Find out more at Victorian Curriculum F–10 Version 2.0 or contact the project team on 7022 1306 or email

Subscribe to the F–10 Curriculum Update to stay informed about implementing the F–10 curriculum in Victoria, including developments and latest resources.

Victorian schools facilitate conferences to support the VCE internationally

VCAA delegates to the conference

L-R: Bonnie Hermawan (International Program Manager), Maria James (Science Curriculum Manager)
and Marten Koomen (Data Insights and Reports Manager)


The 2023 VCE Transnational Conference held recently in China re-affirmed how the VCE Offshore program offered schools the opportunity to develop a global mindset and build intercultural capability.

The conference, held in person for the first time in 3 years, was delivered by Firbank Grammar, Thomas Carr College and Caroline Chisolm College. More than 35 educators from Victoria and 150 from China travelled to Qufu, Shandong Province, China, for the conference delivered over 3 days.

On Day 1, participants heard from education leaders and policy experts on the international landscape in China. Days 2 and 3 provided the opportunity for mentors to facilitate sessions focused on understanding changes to VCE Study Designs and sharing learning and teaching strategies and school-based assessment.

VCAA International Manager, Lisa Hayman, one of 5 VCAA staff to attend the conference, delivered a keynote comparing the VCE to other international curriculum programs.

‘The delivery of the VCE Offshore provides Victorian schools with the opportunity to engage in authentic school partnerships where teachers collaborate to deliver the VCE,’ Lisa said.

‘Delivering the VCE Offshore enables schools to develop a global mindset, build intercultural capability, develop personal and professional relationships through the mentor professional learning program and facilitate teacher and student mobility programs.

‘Victorian teachers can benefit so much from collaborating with international peers to deliver the VCE internationally, providing expertise in learning and teaching strategies and assessment practices.’

The VCE is Australia’s leading senior secondary qualification delivered in China. More than 50,000 students each year study the VCE in Victoria and globally. More than 90 per cent of students who study the VCE in China choose Victoria and Australia as their preferred study destination.

Lisa said facilitation of professional learning was an integral part of the VCE Offshore school partnership model. Conferences provided the opportunity for mentors from Victorian partner schools to collaborate with teachers from across the region to deepen knowledge and understanding of VCE curriculum, approaches to learning and teaching and assessment.

Peninsula Grammar and Haileybury deliver the VCE in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Timor Leste, and both schools had also delivered conferences over recent months to support mentors and offshore teachers.

Lisa said representation from Victoria’s tertiary sector at conferences in Shanghai and Qufu reinforced the important role this program had to the international education sector, which contributed $64.9 billion to Victoria last year.

If you would like to learn more about the VCE transnational education program, contact Lisa on 9032 1656 or email