Curriculum Planning

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

​​Th​e focus of curriculum planning should be on ensuring that the teaching and learning program as a whole provides the content set out in the Victorian Curriculum F–10 and enables the reporting of student achievement against the achievement standards. The way in which the school curriculum is structur​​ed and delivered is a matter for an individual school or network of schools. 

The school’s teaching and learning program reflects the vision, direction and purpose of each individual school as determined by the engagement of teachers, students, parents and the local community 

Schools develop and publish a whole-school curriculum plan that documents their teaching and learning program across the years of schooling. These plans should be based on a stages of schooling approach based on three stages: Foundation (Prep–Year 2), Breadth (Years 3–8) and Pathways (Years 9–10). 

Resources for curriculum planning​

  • Victorian Curriculum F-10 Revised curriculum planning and reporting guidelines – information and advice on the development of whole school curriculum plans and reporting student learning achievement based on the Victorian Curriculum F-10. The guidelines set out an approach to curriculum planning and provision structured by broad stages of schooling and based on understanding learning as a continuum. The guidelines provide schools with the flexibility to develop innovative teaching and learning programs that best meet the needs of individual students.
  • Curriculum planning and assessment - a range of resources to support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum F–10, including information regarding curriculum planning and assessment, curriculum area-specific advice, and professional learning opportunities.
  • Curriculum Planning Resource – a range of resources to support planning and documenting a comprehensive whole school curriculum, including a self-assessment tool and examples of whole school curriculum plans.
  • Self-assessment tool – an interactive tool designed to assist schools to make judgments about the extent to which they have a consistent, rigorous approach to whole-school curriculum planning across the four interrelated layers of School, Curriculum Area, Year Level, and Unit/Lessons.
  • FUSE (Find, Use, Share Education) Resources – online curriculum area resources to support whole school curriculum planning. The resources are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and progressively updated.

For information on all three frameworks that cover Early Years, F-10 and Senior Secondary curriculum, see: Curriculum Design Frameworks​