Swimming and Water Safety Education

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

​Information to help schools to deliver swimming and water safety education programs.

The Victorian Curriculum F-10 requires schools to deliver swimming and water safety education as part of the Health and Physical Education curriculum.

For more information, see: Learning in Health and Physical Education

Learning and teaching support

Resources are available to support schools to deliver quality swimming and water safety education. For more information on teaching resources, see:

For principals and school leaders

Policy information

Policy information on swimming and water safety education is available for principals and schools leaders. For more information, see:

Read the full Swimming instruction and water safety policy
Available in the School Policy and Advisory Guide
Read the full Parent Payments policy
Available in the School Policy and Advisory Guide

Funding information

For information on funding provided to Government schools, see: Swimming in Schools (Reference 115) 

For information on the Swimming in Schools Initiative, see: Swimming in Schools

Additional funding

Students may be eligible for additional payments. For more information, see: Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund

Schools can apply for funding to assist with swimming and water safety programs through the Sporting Schools Fund. For more information, see: Sporting Schools

Contact us

For questions relating to the Parent Payment policy, email:


For questions relating directly to swimming and water safety education, email: studentlearning@edumail.vic.gov.au