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

Curriculum support

  • Victorian Curriculum Japanese contains information and resources to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum Japanese 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.


Events for students

Hakuho Foundation - 10th Japan Experience for Overseas Children
This in-country opportunity for Japanese and overseas students aims to deepen linguistic and intercultural understanding through school visits, cultural activities and international exchange in the Japanese language.

Students of Japanese between 12-16 years of age are eligible to apply to travel to Japan in April 2019. Teachers of selected students will also be invited to participate.

  • For more information including application guidelines see: Hakuho Foundation
  • Applications close: 9 March 2018

Teacher professional learning

National Symposium on Japanese Language Education 
Primary, secondary and tertiary educators are invited to attend this national symposim jointly hosted by Japan Foundation Sydney and the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education to be held in Sydney on 2-3 November 2018.

For more information: National Symposium on Japanese Language Education

Educational kits

Online resources

  • JF Japanese e-learning Minato- - developed by Japan Foundation, a new e-learning platform providing a variety of Japanese language courses of different lengths and levels
  • Language Learning Space - web-based platform offering resources and services to support teachers and students in Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese language classrooms.

Language and culture

  • Artsinspire  – Wadaiko (Japanese drums) shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument) workshops and concerts. 


For queries relating to Japanese language education, contact: languages.query@edumail.vic.gov.au


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