How to Use These Guidelines

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

​​When using this site to plan an excursion it is important that you are familiar with the planning and approval process and document all steps taken. Once you are familiar with your role and the planning processes you may choose to go directly to relevant sections of the site.

Understanding the responsibilities of your role

Select your role in the planning process. Read and complete the checklist relevant to your role as you plan the activity:

Planning an excursion

Review the planning summary to gain an overview of the four main issues to consider before undertaking detailed planning.

Use the planning questions to begin the detailed planning of your program.

See: Planning

Adventure activities

Where adventure activities form part of the program, read the relevant adventure activity guidelines included on the site. If the activity does not have guidelines, apply the recommendations for activities without guidelines.

Ensure that activity instructors read and comply with the relevant activity guidelines.

See: Activities

Considering the risks associated with an activity

Read the step-by-step guide to risk assessment.

Document your risk management plan and submit it with the submission for school council approval. Templates can be downloaded from the site or you can choose to use your own format.

See: Risk Management

Having your excursion approved

Complete the approval proforma. This must be submitted for all programs requiring school council approval. The submission must be approved by the school council prior to the excursion commencing.

See: Approva​l Process

More information

If you need further help with the planning and approval process: