Learning and Teaching Support

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:

Aboriginal 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
Email: ppaton@vaclang.org.au
Telephone: 9600 3811

For more information, see:  The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages  

General l​anguages 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

North-Eastern Region
Email: nevr@edumail.vic.gov.au       

North-Western Region
Email: nwvr@edumail.vic.gov.au

South-Eastern Region
Email: sevr@edumail.vic.gov.au  

South-Western Region
Email: swvr@edumail.vic.gov.au