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
Prep to Year 10
For an overview of what your child is learning at school in each subject at each year level and tips on what you can do at home to help, see:
What my Child is Learning
Victorian Curriculum F-10
The Victorian Curriculum is the Foundation (Prep) to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.
Your school will have detailed information about the way it delivers the curriculum. There are many ways to teach to achieve the same great results.
For more information, see:
SchoolMate is a free mobile app for parents of school-aged children in Victoria. It breaks down what your child is learning at school in each subject up to Year 10, and suggests activities and reading that you can do at home to support your child's learning.
The app is produced by the Department of Education and Training.
To download SchoolMate, see:
National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
NAPLAN is a nationwide test that assesses the skills of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in the areas of reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy. For more information, see:
Year 10 to Year 12
During the later years of secondary school, your child will have the opportunity to make choices based on their skills, interests and abilities and explore future career pathways for tertiary education, training or employment.
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
An internationally recognised certificate generally completed in Year 11 and 12, the VCE is a pathway to employment or further study. See: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
A hands-on option for students in Years 11 and 12, VCAL includes practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills. See: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
A vocationally oriented program of studies, often including structured workplace learning. See: Vocational Education and Training (VET)