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

Shared commitment and dedication is essential to delivering improved outcomes in literacy education. 

Partnerships with key stakeholders are important in building learners’ knowledge of and engagement in literacy by giving them access to high quality facilities, leading researchers and employers, and real-world contexts.

Victoria has a number of established partnerships that support literacy education, and works with organisations on literacy projects. You can find more detail about the Department’s existing partnerships below.

Linking Learning Birth to 12 Years ​​​project 

The Linking Learning Birth to 12 Years project aims to improve learning outcomes for Victorian children from birth to 12 years by supporting parents, educators, practitioners and professionals across early childhood and primary school settings to develop a comprehensive, cohesive and seamless approach to children’s learning. The website covers a range of subject areas. In relation to literacy, it links to literacy-related resources, events and research. 

For more information, see: Linking Learning Birth to 12 Years​

Strategic Part​​nerships Program (SPP) 

The Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP) provides funding to not-for-profit organisations to deliver programs to improve student achievement, engagement, health and wellbeing and/or teacher capacity. The SPP includes an English and Languages group with several professional learning and student engagement programs.

This group includes partnerships in language and literacy: 


For more information, see: Strategic Partnerships​

Research Partnerships​​

Every Toddler Talking

Every Toddler Talking is a research trial investigating effective ways to give children aged birth to three a strong foundation in language and communication. The trial will run in seven locations across Victoria from February 2016 until December 2017 in a total of 21 early childhood education and care services.

For more information, see: 

Classroom Promotion of Oral Language (CPOL) 

The Classroom Promotion of Oral Language (CPOL) study is an evaluation of a teacher professional learning intervention targeting oral language promotion in the classroom. The intervention is delivered at Prep and Grade One and the CPOL trial aims to determine the impact on student language, literacy and mental health by Grade Three.

CPOL is a collaboration between The Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute, The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Deakin University, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and the Victorian Department of Education and Training. CPOL commenced in 2014 and 72 schools across both the Catholic and government education sectors have been targeted for the study.

For more information, see: Classroom Promotion of Oral Language (CPOL)