Victorian Curriculum

Catholic schools are required to use the Victorian Curriculum F–10.


The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out a single, coherent and comprehensive set of content descriptions and associated achievement standards to enable teachers to plan, monitor, assess and report on the learning achievement of every student.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates and reflects much of the Australian Curriculum F–10, but differs in some important respects, most notably the representation of the curriculum as a continuum of learning and the structural design.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 includes eight learning areas and four capabilities. The learning areas of the Arts, Humanities and Technologies include distinct disciplines. The capabilities represent sets of knowledge and skills that are developed and applied across the curriculum. 

The design of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 is set out below:

Learning areas 

The Arts    Dance    Drama   Media Arts   Music   Visual Arts   Visual Communication Design


Health and Physical Education

The Humanities     Civics and Citizenship     Economics and Business     Geography   History




Technologies     Design and Technologies    Digital Technologies    


Critical and Creative Thinking



Personal and Social


The Victorian Curriculum takes into account the developmental stages of learning young people experience at school. Whilst student learning is a continuum and different students develop at different rates, they broadly progress through three stage of learning.

Prep-Yr. 4: Laying the Foundations
Yrs. 5-8: Building breadth and depth
Yrs. 9-10: Developing pathways

The following link provides comprehensive information about the Victorian Curriculum:



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