Science Domain

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

​The Science Domain is now incorporated into AusVELS, the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum that from 2013 provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards. Student reporting is against the AusVELS.

The AusVELS website provides the complete set of achievement standards across all domains to be used for assessment and reporting.

The Science Domain contains links to:

  • AusVELS Content Descriptions and Achievement Standards – AusVELS Level descriptions, content descriptions and achievement standards for Science
  • Science-related learning and teaching support materials such as websites, publications and other online resources
  • professional learning support including links to science teachers’ associations, and
  • identifies current research in the area of science education.

Science Continuum F-10

The Science Continuum F-10 is an evidence-based resource to assist teachers to support student progress through the AusVELS Standards. The Continuum provides teaching approaches that support all students to achieve a sound understanding of key scientific ideas. Linking expert practice and research, the Continuum explores students’ ideas based on their everyday experiences, the age-appropriate scientific view, critical teaching ideas and teaching activities.

Learning and teaching support

The Learning and teaching support section contains links to websites, online resources and tools that provide learning and teaching support for teachers.

Professional learning

The Professional learning section contains information, resources and tools to help teachers with their professional learning.


Research identifies current research in the area of science education.

Further information