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
Calendar of events
For information about professional learning events for EAL and multicultural education, including intercultural understanding, see:
Victorian Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (VicTESOL) provides support and services to English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers in schools and pre-schools, English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), adult, community and industry settings.
VicTESOL is managed by an elected executive committee of volunteers supported by part-time professional development organisers. It offers a range of TESOL and multicultural education professional development activities of interest to primary and secondary teachers.
For further information about VicTESOL professional learning, see:
Foundation House (Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture)
The Foundation House Schools Support Program offers a specialist service to teachers and school leaders. It acknowledges schools' contribution to the recovery, resettlement and integration processes for children, young people and their parents and carers whose lives have been disrupted by conflict, persecution and long-term displacement.
Foundation House offers courses and one off professional learning events to support those working with students and young people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.
For further information, see:
Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms – Language in learning across the curriculum
Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms - Language in learning across the curriculum is a professional development program for all teachers working with students who are learning through a language that is not their primary language.
For further information about the program content see: