Transition Year 6 to 7

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

Purpose of this topic

To ensure effective student transition from primary to secondary schools.

This table lists the roles and responsibilities for transition from primary to secondary school.

Transition type Roles and responsibilities
Primary to secondary school

Regional directors coordinate the regional transition program that results in the annual placement of Year 7 students into Victorian government schools.

Principals of primary and secondary schools implement the regional transition program.

For the timeline and procedures table, school and parent/carer FAQs, and placement request/confirmation forms, see: Year 6 to 7 Transition: Statewide Placement Timeline and Procedures 2017-2018 (pdf - 86.46kb)

Note: The principles of the Department’s Placement policy are to be applied to the transition of students to year 7 see: Placement,

Related policies

Department resources

For information and resources to assist schools and families in the transition process, see: Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School

Related legislation

  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006