Awards and Recognition

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

​School Design AwardsRosebud school building design

The School Design Awards were hosted by the Department  in conjunction with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect, between 2006 and 2010. The awards highlighted innovative and sustainable architectural design practice. 

For past winners see: School Design Awards

CEFPI Architectural Awards

Futuristic space science centre

With the support and participating membership of the Department of Education, the Victorian Chapter of the Council of Educational and Facilities Planners International (CEFPI) conducts an annual awards competition.

These Awards are open to registered CEFPI members – whether planners, school principals, architectural and/or construction management firms – whose projects demonstrate an effectiveness in the planning, design and construction of educational facilities. The Awards are open to government, private and the Catholic school sectors.

For additional information, contact the Infrastructure Division on 03 9637 2572

Victorian Schools' Garden Awards

Children working in the garden for their project

This popular program encourages students across Victoria to involve themselves in projects that enhance their creativity and environmental responsiveness, and demonstrate the reward of developing school grounds. Sponsored by the Department and managed by Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV), the Schools’ Garden Awards are open to all Victorian schools.

For more information, see: Victorian Schools’ Garden Awards