Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School

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

​​Victoria has a strong, vibrant educational system that celebrates diversity and ensures all students have access to an inclusive, high quality education.

All schools must ensure that students with disabilities can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disabilities. This includes providing adjustments and support where needed.

For children and young people, significant transitions occur when they start school, move from primary school to secondary school, and from secondary schooling to adult life. Some students may require substantial preparation, planning, adjustment and support during these transitions.

The following information will assist schools and families to provide a positive transition experience from primary to secondary settings.

What is the Transition Resource?

The Transition from Primary to Secondary School resource provides information and advice for schools in supporting them to implement positive and effective transitions for students with disabilities and additional needs. In this resource you will find:

  • an overview of the transition planning process including key elements and considerations
  • suggested timeline and checklists for transition planning activities
  • Transition Statement templates that schools may use to strengthen their transition processes
  • information on student support and targeted programs
  • contact details and links to resources and additional information

Download the resource

The Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School resource is available at:

Transition Support Funding

Transition Support Funding is available to government secondary schools to support students starting Year 7 in 2017 who are no longer eligible for the Program for Students with Disabilities after their Year 6-7 Review.  A minimum of $2000 per student (pro rata) will be included in the Student Support Package to support the delivery of personalised teaching and learning programs that respond to students' needs.

Download the factsheet

For further information, see: