Sexuality 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

This website provides a range of learning and teaching resources for Victorian primary and secondary schools.

All materials support a comprehensive, whole-school learning approach to sexuality education.

Catching On sexuality education training and curriculum materials have been provided to Victorian schools since 2004. Since this time, Catching On has become the phrase used to identify this Department’s sexuality education resources. Catching On resources have been made possible through the partnership between this Department and the Department of Human Services.

'Give children the chance to be without worries ... and have the correct information needed to assist them with difficult decisions. Give teenagers the chance to be teenagers.'

From a letter written by a Victorian secondary school student concerned about the need for sexuality education, 2007 - used with permission.

About sexuality education

Information on why we need sexuality education, government policy, the National Framework for Education about STIs, HIV/AIDS & Blood-borne Viruses, whole-school learning, research and supporting evidence.For more information, see: About Sexuality Education

Teaching programs

Program development information and supporting resources for a whole-school learning approach to sexuality education, including the National Framework and respecting diversity.For more information, see: Teaching Programs

Professional learning

Information on training opportunities for teachers and school staff on the implementation of inclusive sexuality education. See: Professional Learning

Learning and teaching

Information on engaging parents, curriculum policy and learning and teaching resources to support the delivery of sexuality education. See: Learning and Teaching

For principals

Policy information on the role of school leaders, school councils and respecting diversity. See: For Principals

Parent resources

The role of parents, downloadable support resources and links to websites for parents. See: For Parents

Prevention and support

Sexuality-related resources for teachers and school staff, focusing on prevention and student wellbeing. An outline of external resources is included.​ See: Prevention and Support