Information and resources for Japanese teachers including curriculum support, pedagogy, professional development opportunities and online teaching resources.

Curriculum support

Victorian Curriculum Japanese contains information and resources to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum Japanese including the:

  • rationale and aims
  • structure
  • scope and sequence
  • resources which provide links to the Victorian Curriculum F-10.


Approaches to languages education  – information about the types of languages programs in Victorian schools.

Teacher professional learning

2021 Japanese Language Maintenance Course

This 40-hour face-to-face course will enable Victorian teachers of Japanese to refresh and develop their Japanese language skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Concentrating on listening, speaking, reading, writing and viewing skills, the course will focus on appropriate historical and contemporary aspects of Japanese culture and language that are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum F-10, Languages. All course materials will be provided.

Target audience

Currently employed primary and secondary government school teachers of Japanese with upper beginner Japanese skills (equivalent N4-N5) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test). A small number of places will be available to non-government school teachers of Japanese.

Course dates

Term 2 holidays, 28 June – 2 July 2021, 9am – 5pm daily


Monash University Conference Centre, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne (subject to latest health advice)


The course is funded by the Department however a registration fee of $150 applies to successful participants.

To apply

Complete the application form and language checklist.

Application deadline 

28 May 2021

Further information

Contact Anne de Kretser, The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre

T: 9905 2313 
Email: anne.dekretser@monash.edu

Educational kits

National Gallery of Victoria Bushido: Way of the Samurai- educational kit for junior and middle years students and teachers of Japanese.

National Gallery of Victoria Pictures of the Floating World  – interactive animation for students to create their own stories using the characters and backgrounds of the pictures of the floating world.

National Gallery of Victoria Asian Art - Japan – collection of PDF and multimedia resources about Japanese art.

Online resources

JF Japanese e-learning Minato- - developed by Japan Foundation, a new e-learning platform providing a variety of Japanese language courses of different lengths and levels.

Language learning space - web-based platform offering resources and services to support teachers and students in Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese language classrooms.

FUSE - Japanese resources aligned to the Victorian Curriculum.

Language and culture

Artsinspire  – Wadaiko (Japanese drums) shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument) workshops and concerts. 

​Key contacts


For queries relating to Japanese language education, contact: languages.query@edumail.vic.gov.au

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