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
Student Support Services assist children and young people faced with learning barriers to achieve their educational and developmental potential. They provide strategies and specialised support at individual, group, school and network levels.
A new regional model
As part of the Government’s commitment to an Education State, the Government has implemented a new regional operating model, creating 17 Areas within the Department of Education and Training’s (DET) four regions.
The model is underpinned by a multi-disciplinary approach which provides a holistic, focused and complementary set of skills and resources to those most in need. From January 2017, Student Support Services have transitioned into the Department’s Areas.
The role of Student Support Services
Student Support Services comprise a broad range of professionals including psychologists, guidance officers, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers.
Student Support Services officers work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within networks of schools, focusing on providing group-based and individual support, workforce capacity building and the provision of specialised services.
Student Support Services are embedded in area-based multi-disciplinary teams to:
- support the delivery of quality universal services for all students, with extra effort directed to ensuring education and health and wellbeing services are accessible to, and inclusive of, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged
- target the delivery of individual support services to those who require specialised expertise, assessment and intervention in order to overcome barriers to learningdevelop the capability of schools to design health, learning, development and wellbeing strategies that focus on improving education and health and wellbeing outcomes
- collaborate with multidisciplinary professional practice teams and build partnerships with community services to meet the needs of schools and students and their health, wellbeing and learning goals
- respond to critical incidents involving students, staff and school communities.
Consent forms and information
For further information about Student Support Services: