From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. This page is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Victorian languages education policy
All Victorian schools are required by
legislation, the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, and as
a condition of their registration with the Victorian Registration and
Qualifications Authority to provide instruction in all learning areas,
National policy on languages education
The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians − released on 5 December 2008, identifies languages, especially Asian languages, as a key learning area. The Declaration guides curriculum policy and programs operating in Australian schools.
Annual school supplementary census – languages section
In August every year each government school completes a section of the school supplementary census about its languages program.
The data is compiled and published in the annual Languages reports.
Each school provides information about:
- the language or languages it offers
- the type of program that is taught
- staffing for the program (including teacher qualifications)
- how many minutes per week students spend learning languages.
Useful links and references