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

The Department partners with a diverse group of local, national and international stakeholders to advance international education in Victoria and globally.

It works with local and national partners to promote international education and deliver programs in Victorian schools and collaborates internationally on specific projects and initiatives.

International partners

The Department has developed relationships with a number of international counterparts, including a number of education departments around the world. In many cases the relationships are strengthened with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. This stipulates specific initiatives that both signatories will collaborate on to advance international education.

Memorandums of Understanding include with the:

  • Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China
  • Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Spain
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Republic
  • Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, Peoples Republic of China
  • Universitas Pendidkan, Indonesia.

The development of new, and enhancement of existing, international relationships are a priority for the Department.

The Department receives numerous requests each year to host senior representatives from countries all over the world wishing to learn more about the Victorian education system.

The Victoria International School of Sharjah, owned and operated by the government of Sharjah, is a coeducational K-12 school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) based on the Victorian model of education, including curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting, and school accountability and improvement practices. Learning and teaching within the school reflects a Victorian approach through the provision of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) and the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

The school is a collaborative initiative that reflects the strong, long-term relationship between the Government of Sharjah and the State of Victoria.

The school commenced operations in September 2007 and was officially opened in February 2008.