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
High quality professional learning is one of the cornerstones of an effective school. It enables staff to develop the skills and knowledge they need to improve their practice and is central to improving student learning.
Seven principles of highly effective professional learning
Like the members of other professions, teachers and education support staff need to be continuous learners who see their own learning as being fundamental to membership of the profession rather than something that is incidental or optional.
There is a range of professional learning programs and resources available for teachers and education support staff including awards, fellowships, and curriculum-focused professional learning. These are underpinned by the Seven Principles of Highly Effective Professional Learning which call for professional learning that is collaborative, embedded in practice and aimed at bridging the gap between what students are capable of doing and actual student performance.
For more information, see:
Seven Principles of Highly Effective Professional Learning (PDF - 503Kb) (pdf - 502.72kb)