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

​​Advice on this site and direction from the Victorian Schools Animal Ethics Committee (VSAEC), is applicable to all Victorian government schools and those associated with the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and Independent Schools Victoria.

Developments in science and changes in community attitudes to the use of animals have led to revisions in legislation and the establishment of VSAEC in 2005.  These measures provide a framework and guidance for the responsible use of animals in Victorian schools.

More information

For more information on complying with animal related legislative and Departmental policy requirements, see: 

You can also download a copy of our informational pamphlet:

Guidelines: Care and use of animals in Victorian Schools (docx - 324.76kb)
Guidelines: Care and use of animals in Victorian Schools​ (pdf - 246.08kb)