Victorian Curriculum Foundation–10
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 is the new curriculum for Victorian schools, incorporating the Australian Curriculum and reflecting Victorian standards and priorities. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education includes both the specific knowledge and skills in these four learning areas and the inter-relationship between them. This recognises that there are opportunities for STEM learning to be delivered in an integrated way, supporting deeper engagement in these four learning areas.
STEM is integral to the following learning areas:
Quality STEM teaching and learning will also develop capabilities in problem solving, creativity, critical and creative thinking.
Each area of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 includes content descriptions explaining what is to be taught and achievement standards describing what students are able to understand and do. The achievement standards are provided in 11 levels for Mathematics and 5 bands for Science, Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies.
For an overview of the placement of the achievement standards (designed to be used in an A3 format), see: Victorian Curriculum Foundation–10: Structure
For information on post-compulsory learning options, including the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education and Training (VET) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), see: Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority