Student Support Services

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Student Support Services refers to the group of professionals who provide support to students and Victorian government schools.

Support at school

Professionals looking after your child’s welfare while at school may include:

  • guidance officers/psychologists
  • social workers
  • school nurses
  • visiting teachers (for visually, hearing and physically impaired students)
  • speech pathologists
  • curriculum consultants
  • school education support staff.

Student welfare coordinators

Secondary schools have student welfare coordinators, who are responsible for helping students handle issues such as truancy, bullying, drug use, family conflict and depression. They work with other welfare professionals and agencies to address student needs.

If you are concerned that your child may be having difficulties at school or are worried about your child’s behaviour, you should contact your school.

For more information about Student Support Services, see: Student Support Groups