Overview and benefits
We are currently developing the next version of the Victorian Curriculum F–10.
The revised Victorian Curriculum F–10 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
- A better learning transition from the early years to primary school
- The necessary knowledge and skills to follow chosen senior secondary pathways
- Access to the essential knowledge and skills to be successful lifelong learners
- The preconditions for improved learning outcomes via a streamlined curriculum and higher-quality teaching and learning provisions
Benefits for teachers
- A more manageable and accessible curriculum, including refined content descriptions
- Resolved 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
Victorian Curriculum F–10 Version 2.0 will be rolled out over the next 2 years, starting with the publication of Mathematics in Term 3, 2023 and the publication of the other curriculum areas at the end of 2023.
For each curriculum area, the roll out will include 2 stages: familiarisation and implementation.
Familiarisation for Mathematics 2.0 will take place between Term 3, 2023 and the start of 2024. Implementation will take place from the start of 2024.
Familiarisation for all other curriculum areas will take place from the end of 2023 and throughout 2024. Implementation will take place from the start of 2025.
Mathematics 2.0 – familiarisation begins
All other revised curriculum areas* – familiarisation begins
*See below for a description of the phased roll out of Languages
Mathematics 2.0 – implementation begins
All other revised curriculum areas – familiarisation continues
All other revised curriculum areas – implementation begins
- 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 adjust their teaching and learning programs and lesson plans
- Teachers will implement the revised curriculum in classrooms based on their adjusted 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 Catholic Education will determine the detailed timings for implementing the curriculum areas in government and Catholic schools, respectively. Independent schools will be responsible for their implementation timelines
Starting with Mathematics
Victoria was the lead jurisdiction calling for review of and improvement to the Australian Curriculum Mathematics, citing a decline in numeracy performance on both national and international assessments.
We have prioritised the Victorian Curriculum F–10 Mathematics to further support the need to improve Victorian students' numeracy skills.
English as an Additional Language and Levels A–D Towards Foundation
The English as an Additional Language curriculum and Levels A–D Towards Foundation (for students with disability and additional learning needs) are essential components of the Victorian Curriculum F–10.
These will be reviewed to their own timelines. Details to be advised.
The revised Languages curriculums will be published and implemented in phases, beginning with the first languages published in late 2023 for familiarisation in 2024 and implementation in 2025.
Phase 1 – Chinese (Second Language Learner), French, Italian, Japanese
- Familiarisation begins in late 2023
- Implementation begins in 2025
Phase 2 – German,
Indonesian, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish
- Familiarisation begins in 2024
- Implementation begins in 2025
Phase 3 – Arabic,
Classical Greek, Framework for Classical Languages, Hindi, Latin,Non-Roman Alphabet languages, Roman Alphabet Languages, Turkish, Vietnamese
Phase 4 – Auslan (First Language Learner and Second Language Learner pathways), Chinese (Background Language Learner and First Language Learner pathways), Victorian Aboriginal Languages
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 based on comprehensive feedback from teachers, including through formal curriculum monitoring over the past 4 years, the review of the Australian Curriculum and our Curriculum Area Reference Panels.
Curriculum Area Reference Panels
Our Curriculum Area Reference Panels have been meeting since November 2022 and will continue to contribute to the revision process until July 2023.
The 26 panels are 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 be expected to implement and use the revised curriculum.
All Victorian government and Catholic schools are required to provide written reports on student achievement against the Victorian Curriculum F–10 achievement standards for every student at least twice per year. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 2.0 will include revisions to the achievement standards to provide clarity and show progression to help schools and teachers assess and report on student learning more effectively.