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

Events for students

2017 Indonesian Model United Nations Conference for VCE Students

Date: Friday 11 August 2017
Time: 9am to 3:30pm
Venue: Treasury Theatre, Plaza Level 1, Macarthur Place, East Melbourne

Participants: Year 11 and 12 students learning Indonesian
Topic: The Responsibility To Protect: Preventing Mass Atrocity Crimes (Tanggung Jawab Untuk Melindungi: Mencegah Kejahatan Kekejaman Massal)

Cost: Free
Registration closes: Friday 19 May 2017
For more information and to register your students, visit Indonesian Language Model UN Conference

Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival

ReelOzInd! 2017 is seeking documentary, fiction and animation short films from Indonesian and Australian filmmakers incorporating WATER as a theme within the story narrative, or as a visual element in the film.

A shortlist will be judged by high-profile Australians and Indonesians from the film industry.

Awards will be given for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Fiction and special awards for Best Youth Film (created by a filmmaker 13–18 years) and Best Collaboration between Australian and Indonesian filmmakers.

The best films will be screened across Australia and Indonesia (September to November 2017) in a travelling festival (bioskop keliling) and appear in ACMI’s Mediatheque.


All films must be less than 10 minutes, made within 12 months of the closing date for submissions, and incorporate the competition’s theme. Visit for full terms and conditions and submit films via Entry is free and submissions close 31 July 2017.


ReelOzInd! can provide a complimentary event kit, including the digital film reel and promotional materials, for educational partners to host their own ReelOzInd! film festival event. For more information, contact Festival Coordinator Jemma Purdey at


One Australian and one Indonesian student will be selected to join the esteemed Jury. To be eligible, students are invited to submit a 30–60 second video of themselves speaking on the topic ‘That short film is a great storytelling medium across cultures’. Send videos to Jemma Purdey at with the subject line: ‘Youth Jury Nomination’. Submissions close 31 July 2017.


  • Two Very Silly Orangutans – A highly engaging Indonesian literacy-rich unit for Foundation to Level 2. The unit caters for all students including students from an EAL background – making mixed ability classrooms really work. This new literacy-based resource for Indonesian has been aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and demonstrates how learning a second language can support literacy, language and numeracy acquisition across languages.

Curriculum support

  • Victorian Curriculum Indonesian contains information and resources to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum Indonesian including the Rationale and Aims, Structure, Scope and Sequence and Resources which provide links to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Resources and Support and Curriculum Planning Resources

Educational kits

The FUSE digital resource has a range of eBookboxes for Indonesian, including: 
  • AusVELS Level 6 Indonesian eBookboxes: Mari kita makan! Let's eat! 
  • AusVELS Level 6 Caring for the Environment
For more information, see: FUSE

Online resources

  • Languages Online - developed by the State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training) offering free interactive resources for Languages teachers and students
  • Language Learning Space - web-based platform offering resources and services to support teachers and students in Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese language classrooms
  • Buku Sekolah Elektronik is a website of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia which provides electronic Indonesian school books for primary to junior high school students. These resources provide authentic language and cultural information to support the teaching and learning of Indonesian.
  • Asia Education Foundation-Languages - generic and language-specific Australian Curriculum information, links and resources to support teachers and school leaders
  • Indonesian reader - multimedia Indonesian reader resource comprises 30 passages
  • Go Indonesia! - developed for use by students in the classroom or at home during their middle years of schooling.
  • SEAsite Indonesia  – free interactive language lessons and cultural content
  • Indonesian online  – the Indonesian Language Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provides free lesson access to an online Indonesian language beginner’s course


For queries relating to Indonesian language education, contact:  

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