Drug Prevention

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

Overview

School drug education aims to prevent:

  • harmful drug use
  • illicit drug use
  • inappropriate alcohol consumption 
  • solvent use.

School drug education utilises a whole school approach to health promotion, prevention and early intervention to student wellbeing and engagement, based on the principles of harm minimisation. It aims to promote resilience, and build on knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable young people to make responsible, healthy and safe choices.

It encompasses all policies, practices, programs and initiatives connected with prevention and reduction of drug-related harm, and the building of resilience in individuals and school communities. Schools should implement relevant and comprehensive drug education for all students as an ongoing core component of the curriculum.

Related policies

The policies within this section are: