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Policies & Curriculum

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Education in Victorian Schools

All students in Australian schools deserve the right to languages education for life in our plurilingual and multicultural community in Australia and beyond.

Governments in each state and territory in Australia are responsible for curriculum in schools. In recent years, moves towards a national approach to curriculum has been agreed to by all Ministers for Education and development of an Australian Curriculum: Languages has begun. The implementation of the Australian Curriculum will remain the responsibility of the states and territories.

NB: The term 'Languages' has replaced 'LOTE' ,and 'Foundation' has replaced 'Prep' to align with the Australian Curriculum.

 

Australian Curriculum for Languages: German

Further links to ACARA can be found further below.

  • AC German - published March 2015 online awaiting endorsement by the Board of ACARA

NB - The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has yet to make a decision re implementing the AC Languages curriculum in Victoria.

 

CURRENT LANGUAGE POLICY IN VICTORIA

Victorian Department of Education and Training

The current Victorian policy on languages is contained in the Vision for Languages Education.

Download the PDF document and see further initiatives:

 

CURRENT CURRICULUM IN VICTORIA

 

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

VCAA Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum

VCAA is responsible for setting the curriculum (the 'what' - not the 'how') to be taught in government schools. It is usual for Catholic schools to follow government school curriculum. Independent schools make an independent decision. VCAA incorporate the Australian Curriculum into their documentation as endorsed by the Board of VCAA.

VCAA Senior Curriculum

        NB: The VCE Study Design for German is accredited until 2016.

Other Senior Curriculum related to Languages

 

Victorian Department of Education and Training

The current Victorian policy on languages is contained in the Vision for Languages Education. The Victorian government values the diverse range of languages learnt and spoken in schools.

Download the PDF document and see further initiatives:

The DET Languages Homepage has important information for all teachers of languages.

Specific areas from the Languages Homepage:

Other DET websites:

Other

 

Australian Policies

The Melbourne Declaration was agreed to in 2008 by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) on goals for the next 10 years.

The federal government is developing a national curriculum with the support of MCEEDYA. The body responsible for this is the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Sign up for e-newsletters on the ACARA homepage to stay up to date with national developments.

 

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

 

Other Australian States and Territories Curriculum Boards

  • AusDaF - Visit the NATG website and click on each state or territory to find links

 

European Policy and Curriculum

* A portfolio is a document in which language learners can record their language learning and cultural experiences. All levels of language ability are valued.

UK Curriculum

New Zealand

Singapore

Organisation for Cooperation and Development (OECD)

 

 

 

ARCHIVED

VCAA - Archived VELS

 

 

 

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