Languages

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 Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that all young Victorians have access to high quality languages education.

This enables all Victorian children and young people to effectively participate in an increasingly globalised world and economy at the local, national and international level, where the ability to communicate in and across a range of languages and cultures is critical.

All Victorian schools are required by legislation, Education and Training Reform Act 2006, and as a condition of their registration with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority to provide instruction in the eight learning areas, including Languages.

A range of initiatives are available to support schools to provide quality language programs, including:

  • scholarships to become qualified language teachers
  • online resources in a range of languages
  • language-specific support for teachers
  • professional learning programs included Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Leading Languages courses
    support for cluster approaches to languages education, including sharing languages teachers across schools
  • use of technology to provide language programs particularly in rural schools which experience difficulty in accessing a qualified language teacher

Information about the types of language programs offered in Victorian schools, pedagogical approaches to language teaching, curriculum, assessment and reporting, and delivery options including clustering and video conferencing is provided at Approaches to languages education