Partnering agreement

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

Schools, Child Protection Practitioners and case workers are required to meet their obligations under the Out-Of-Home Care Education Commitment: A Partnering Agreement between:

  • the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • the Department of Education and Training (DET)
  • Catholic Education Commission of Victoria
  • Independent Schools Victoria

To download this information,​ see: 

Out-Of-Home Care Education Commitment​: A Partnering Agreement

The Agreement aims to ensure that: 

  • processes are in place to actively support the educational achievement of every child and young person in out-of-home care 
  • a strongly coordinated approach exists to support the needs of children and young people in out-of-home care 
  • all parties understand each other’s roles and responsibilities and work cooperatively 
  • strategies are implemented to improve outcomes related to student enrolment, attendance, achievement, case planning, retention and school completion. 

To view the agreement in full, see: Out of home care education commitment

Support from LOOKOUT Centres​

​​LOOKOUT Centres are an additional resource to support schools, Child Protection Practitioners and case workers to meet their obligations under the Out-Of-Home Care Education Commitment.

LOOKOUT Centres will not replace the responsibilities of any of the signatories to the Agreement. Rather, Centre staff will work closely with schools to bolster compliance in order to achieve improved outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care. 

For more information, see: Support ​from LOOKOUT C​entres