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


Teachers participating in an excursion should:

  • understand the purpose of the program and its connection to student learning
  • be aware of their supervisory responsibilities throughout the program, see: Excursion support - supervision
  • know who is the nominated member of staff who will provide first aid if required, see: Excursion support - first aid
  • know the exact location of students they are responsible for at all times including during travel.

In addition the nominated teacher-in-charge should:

  • know the exact location of students at all times including during travel
  • maintain a record of telephone contacts for the supervising staff accompanying the excursion
  • know who the school contact person is and their phone number
  • have a copy of the names of family contacts for all students and staff on the excursion
  • have copies of the parental approval and medical advice forms for those students on the excursion
  • maintain a copy of the completed approval proforma (including all attachments) submitted to the school council, see: Approval pro forma​ (docx - 71.31kb)
  • have submitted a notification of school activity using the Student Activity Locator online form three weeks prior to the excursion, see: Student Activity Locator online form(EduMail password required).

Planning support

The following materials are essential to guiding the planning and approval process:

More information

If a teacher does not have detailed knowledge of and outdoor or adventure activities, it is recommended they seek further information and advice from:

  • Activity peak bodies, see: Resources.
  • Other teachers with recent experience instructing the activity who can offer an understanding of both the technical requirements and the educational context.
Read the Emergency and Risk Management policy
Available in the School Policy and Advisory Guide