Education Partnership Resource

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

This section of the website is designed to help schools form effective, mutually beneficial partnerships with a wide range of external organisations. These include businesses, community organisations, philanthropists, local government organisations, early childhood and other education providers.

The website provides checklists, case studies and resources to help guide schools through the opportunities and challenges of an effective partnership. The information has been divided into three sections reflecting the different partnership stages.

What is an education partnership?

An education partnership involves schools working together with external organisations to help students reach their full potential and achieve outcomes that wouldn’t be possible if they worked alone. An education partnership should have clear plans and goals, and be designed so both partners benefit from the good work they do.

How can a partnership benefit my school?

Research shows that partnerships make a real difference to students’ learning and wellbeing by providing them with additional opportunities, support and services. Many schools are now working with a variety of organisations to find new ways to meet student needs, while allowing teachers to focus on education.

Information for schools considering or about to start a partnership, including: how to identify what your school wants from a partnership, how to find a suitable partner, and which types of partnerships might work for your school.