School camps and plantations

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

There are approximately 20 school-controlled camps across Victoria.

Schools are responsible for:

  • maintaining the property in a safe and clean condition, particularly in fire-danger areas
  • providing and maintaining buildings, services and fences
  • complying with all facilities codes and regulations
  • developing emergency procedures that detail location and access to the site.

Plantations and forests

There are approximately 500 school-controlled sites used for timber plantation production, arboreta and environmental studies.

Following the harvest of a plantation, the Department’s Property Management Unit in the Infrastructure and Sustainability Division should be consulted prior to any re-planting.

In the event that the site is not to be re-planted, the Department may arrange for its reuse or disposal.