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
General and language-specific support and resources to assist teachers deliver quality language programs.
Resources for multiple languages
Languages and Multicultural Resource Centre (LMERC) allows Victorian teachers to borrow (at no cost) printed and multimedia reference materials in over 40 languages. The Centre offers advice for teachers in the areas of languages, ESL, human rights and multicultural education.
The Asia Education Foundation provides schools and teachers with a range of services that include curriculum resources, advice for schools, professional learning programs, study tours and conferences in Asia and an email discussion group.
Aboriginal Languages and Cultures Victoria supports the teaching of Aboriginal languages in Victorian schools. It contains a collection of resources and links and sample units to assist language teams in the development of their lessons.
Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre hosts more than 20,000 artefacts, artworks and photographs, has an interactive sound and visual exhibition and a range of tours.
Language teacher associations
The Department provides annual professional development funding support to the following language teacher associations:
Specific languages resources
The Department provide schools and languages teachers with resources, weblinks and information about up coming teacher professional learning and student activities for specific languages:
The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL), in partnership with the Department, provides professional development activities and advice to support schools and language teams delivering an Aboriginal language program.
Contact: Paul Paton
Telephone: 9600 3811
For more information, see: The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
General languages support
Regional project officers assist schools and teachers by promoting the benefits of languages and supporting schools to establish and sustain quality languages programs.
Contact Regional project officers