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 page lists the major software packages available to Victorian Government schools.

Most school software is available to download via eduSTAR. The catalogue includes many more software packages than are listed on this page.

For access, see:

eduSTAR software catalogue
Edumail account required

Software must be used in accordance with the Copyright Act as well as the terms of the software license. The Department's Licensing and Copyright Policy provides more information.

Software for teaching

A catalogue of educational software and supporting websites is available for teachers. For more information, see: Digital learning tools

Software for working from home

Some Microsoft work-at-home software is available to Department staff at a reduced fee. For more information, see: Microsoft Work at Home.


Microsoft's antivirus software 'System Centre Endpoint Protection' is available to schools via eduSTAR.

Microsoft software

The Department has a licensing agreement with Microsoft. This means schools and corporate offices can use certain Microsoft software free of licensing costs on school owned, leased or registered 'bring your own' devices. Programs are available via eduSTAR.

Adobe software

Adobe software is licensed to schools on an opt-in basis. The current round of registrations has closed. For more information, see: eduSTAR software overview