Victorian Teaching and Learning Model (VTLM) introduces an ambitious vision for learning, and sets out clear and evidence-based practice principles for excellence in teaching and learning. The VTLM supports teachers to anchor their practice in an articulated moral purpose and establish a holistic and evidence-based pedagogical approach.
For more information on the Victorian Teaching and Learning Model (VTLM) components including the Pedagogical Model, Practice Principles and HITS, visit
VTLM or email
Induction and Mentoring
The Graduate to Proficient: Australian guidelines for teacher induction into the profession (the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) guidelines) identifies four focus areas that are critical for effective induction: Professional Practices, Professional Identity, Orientation and Wellbeing. The four focus areas are embedded within the guidance and resources that step out a best practice induction in Victorian Government schools below:
For more information and support on effective Induction and Mentoring, email
School-wide Positive Behaviour
School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures. SWPBS assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.
For information and support on School-wide Positive Behaviour, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 7022 1383.
For practical advice and high impact teaching practices that improve outcomes in reading, writing and speaking and listening, explore the following resources:
For more information, visit
Literacy and English, or email
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The new English as an Additional Language curriculum is now available for familiarisation purposes and optional implementation. For 2020, schools can choose to implement the new EAL curriculum or continue to use 'EAL companion to AusVELS'.
All schools are expected to implement the new curriculum from 2021.
To find out your EAL Regional Program Officer (RPO) and contact for further support, visit
Explore the below teaching materials, support and professional development to help you improve numeracy outcomes in the classroom:
For more information, visit
Numeracy and Mathematics, or email
Koorie Cultural Inclusion
The Department is committed to diversity and inclusion. All school staff are responsible for actively encouraging an open and collaborative culture that demonstrates Koorie cultural capability and values relationships that enable authentic participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Koorie Cultural Inclusion Practice note – Koorie Cultural Inclusion Practice Notes are designed to facilitate reflection upon existing Koorie cultural inclusion practices within schools - what it looks like at a whole school and classroom level.
Koorie English Online – Modules that aim to promote awareness about Koorie English and associated teaching strategies to help strengthen literacy outcomes for Koorie English speakers.
Protocols: for Koorie Education in Victorian primary & secondary schools – The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association (VAEAI) has produced this guide – Protocols for Koorie education in Victorian primary and secondary schools – in response to requests for guidance on appropriate protocols for schools to follow when seeking to provide a welcoming school environment for Victoria's Koorie communities, and for working respectfully with our Koorie community to enrich school curricula.
Ideas for Aboriginal Inclusion everyday – practical examples that enhance Aboriginal Inclusion.
Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016 - 2026 (pdf - 1.08mb) – Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026 promotes lifelong learning for Koorie Victorians, and outlines a clear vision for all students in Victoria to learn through inclusive practices that acknowledge and explore the contributions and perspectives of Australian First Nations Peoples.
- Wirnalung Ganai 2019 - 2021: Aboriginal Inclusion Plan - Wirnalung Ganai outlines the DET commitment to building a more inclusive and supportive workplace for Aboriginal people, including creating a physical environment that acknowledges Aboriginal cultures, listening to Aboriginal peoples knowledge and experiences, working with rather than for Aboriginal people and organisations. This means supporting diversity and promoting equal opportunities for all.
- Further Policy, guidance and resources are available through the new schools
Policy Advisory Library.
- For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates additional information is available through HR Web's
aboriginal employment page. There is also a Koorie Staff Network (KSN) for all Department of Education Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff – for more information please contact Koorie Outcomes Division via email:
Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority for the teaching profession, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession. For questions on the registration process, email
Mental health and wellbeing (MHW) is important for all Department employees because the workplace has a significant influence on people's MHW and underpins the drive towards greater productivity, reduced absenteeism, increased social inclusion, and ensuring we meet stakeholders (including the community's) expectations in relation to the work we undertake on their behalf and the students we educate.
For more information visit,
Mental Health and Wellbeing policy, or email
The Safe Schools program helps schools foster a safe environment that is supportive and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) students. Creating this environment is key to tackling bullying, discrimination and harassment at schools, particularly arising from homophobia and transphobia.
For information and advice on supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, Intersex, Queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) students, visit
Safe Schools, email
email@example.com or call 03 9637 3699.
The Department provides many tools and resources to support effective digital learning in the classroom and build teacher capability and confidence in using digital technologies.
For more information visit
Digital Learning for Teachers, or email
Bastow website to explore further professional development opportunities