Learning and Teaching Resources

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

​Through the Education State, we are building an education system that produces excellence and reduces the impact of disadvantage. We are working to deliver world class literacy teaching in every school and a skilled workforce for the future. ​​​​


High Impact Teaching Strategies

The High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) further support excellence in teaching and learning. These strategies are recognisable, key instructional practices used in every day teaching, which support stronger outcomes across all learning areas, including literacy and numeracy.

For more information, see: High Impact Teaching Strategies

Language Support

The Language Support Program (LSP) is a substantial program comprising direct assistance to teachers in developing strong oral language competency in children and young people to maximise their learning potential.

For more information, see: Language Support

Learning a​nd Tea​​​ching Support 

This page contains links to web sites, online resources and tools that provide learning and teaching support for teachers. ​​

For more information, see: Learning and Teaching Support

English Deve​​lopmen​​tal Continuum F-10 

The English Developmental Continuum F-10 provides evidence based indicators of progress, linked to powerful teaching strategies, aligned to the progression points and the achievement standards for the Victorian Curriculum F-10 English Domain. 

For more information, see: English Developmental Continuum F-10​

Primary Connections

PrimaryConnections is a curriculum and professional learning resource linking the teaching of science and literacy. PrimaryConnections provides curriculum units that support science teaching from Foundation to Level 6. Each unit describes outcomes, step-by-step lessons, equipment required, and links to additional resources, assessment tasks, background information, and resource sheets. 

For more information see: Primary Connections

FUSE (Find, Use, Share, Education)

FUSE prov​​ides access to ​relevant, informative and engaging online educational resources.

For  more information, see: FUSE

Evidence Base

An important meta-analysis on the teaching of reading is the Teaching Children to Read: An Evi​dence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and its Implications for Reading Instruction (2000), commonly known as the National Reading Panel (NRP) report.  

For more information, see: NRP report

The NRP research on how children learn to read was supported by an inquiry in Australia in 2005 called The Australian National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy (the NITL report, Department of Education, Science and Training, 2005).

For more information, see: NITL report

Special Needs

Reading Difficulties and​​ Dyslexia 

This resource has been developed for primary and secondary teachers to build their knowledge and understanding of reading difficulties and dyslexia. 

For more information, see: Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia


What Works - Principals as Leaders in Teaching Literacy 

What Works. The Work Program is a set of resources designed to help schools and those who work in them improve outcomes for Indigenous students. The 'core issues' series is an attempt to distil some topic-based key directions for practical action.  ​

For a copy of What Works, see:

What Works - Principals as Leaders in Teaching Literacy (docx - 1.41mb)

What Works - Principals as Leaders in Teaching Literacy (pdf - 749.34kb)

Early Years Koorie L​​itera​​cy and Numeracy Program 

The Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program (EYKLNP) provides funding to assist schools to address the gap in educational outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students that is established in the early years of schooling.  ​

For more information, see: Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program​​​

Koorie Literacy Project 

​​A series of eight teaching and learning videos to improve Koorie students’ reading comprehension:

The package of videos also includes two ‘Good News Stories’ that provide an overview of the project and the views of the participants:


Teaching Strategies

These teaching strategies provide a range of practical ways of supporting the English learning of EAL students. Each of the listed strategies identifies the dimension/s on which it is focused (Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing), the EAL stages for which it is most useful, its purpose, the steps involved in using it, and how it is particularly helpful for EAL students.

For more information, see: Teaching Strategies

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Companion to the Victorian Curriculum F-10

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and the Depa​rtment of Education and Training (DET) are working in partnership to develop the Victorian Curriculum F–10 English as an Additional Language (EAL), which will be aligned to the new Victorian Curriculum F–10 English and contain all the same components as all the other learning areas and capabilities.​

For more information, see: Consultation on Victorian Curriculum F–10 English as an Additional Language​