The Travel Education Framework

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

The Travel Education Framework (TEF) is a resource to assist specialist schools with planning a sequential developmental program that gives students the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully travel independently between home and school using public transport.

The TEF is suitable for students in upper primary and moving through to Year 12. While the entry point at beginner level may be common to all students, progression through the program will depend on each student’s own rate of development.

Under the TEF, only students identified with the appropriate physical, cognitive and emotional capacity will progress to advanced travel education and be taught to become an independent traveller.



To hear how the Travel Education Framework has been rolled out in our schools, see: Travel Education

What does the TEF include?

The TEF resource provides advice and templates to support:

  • selecting students to participate in travel education
  • planning classroom and practical lessons across the themes of journey planning, getting about, behaving appropriately and staying safe
  • identifying and mitigating risk
  • other resources to assist implementation including template invitations, travel contracts and advice to parents about the program.

Templates and samples