Managing language programs

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

All Victorian schools are required by legislation and as a condition of their registration with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority to provide instruction in the eight learning areas, including Languages.

The Victorian Curriculum Languages - provides language-specific curriculum in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese. A number of additional language-specific curriculums continue to be developed.

Related pages

School Policy and Advisory Guide - Languages - Provides schools with advice for providing students with access to languages education

Languages Policy and Legislative Requirements - Outlines a school's responsibility to provide a language program in line with Victorian legislation and policy including reference to the national policy context

Quality Languages Programs - Describes a quality language program and provides links to further information and support

Getting started with a new program - Provides a process for school communities to investigate, discuss, consult and plan for a new or changing language program

Staffing - Provides advice on how to staff a language program, information about languages teaching qualifications and how to address language teacher retention issues

Assistants for language education programs - Provides information about volunteer and paid assistants

Funding and Resourcing - Provides information about funding for language programs in government schools and other resources and support

School Planning and Policy - Provides schools with advice for developing a language education policy statement

Approaches to languages education - Provides information about the types of language programs offered in Victorian schools, pedagogical approaches to language teaching, curriculum, assessment and reporting, and delivery options including clustering and video conferencing

Bilingual Programs - Provides information about bilingual programs in Victorian government schools

Complementary providers - Provides information about students learning languages at the Victorian School of Languages and community language schools

Promoting languages learning - Provides posters, pamphlets and information schools can use to promote language learning within their communities