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14. Victorian Curriculum-aligned course outline

This information applies to the application round for funding in 2022, which has now closed. Updated information will be provided shortly.

The CLS must have in place a curriculum for all year levels, which must:

  • be aligned to the Victorian Curriculum F-10, Languages
  • include activities that address speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as activities that reflect the intercultural dimension of a languages program
  • be taught to each student for a minimum of 2.5 hours per week for approximately 40 weeks per year.

CLS applying for reaccreditation, must provide:

  • a single, well-developed unit of work for one level/combination of levels.

CLS seeking accreditation for the first time, must provide:

  • a single, well-developed unit of work for one level/combination of levels; or
  • a broad scope and sequence overview of the year’s curriculum for each level/combination of levels for the entire year.

A unit of work template is available below, as well as a sample unit of work for German. Note that CLS are still required to have and deliver a full curriculum for all year levels.

Downloadable File: Template for Unit of Work (docx, updated July 2021)
Downloadable File: Sample Unit of Work for German (pdf, updated July 2021)

VCAA Scope and sequence documents are available below for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Languages for which there is no specific curriculum currently available may adopt the VCAA scope and sequence documents provided below for either of the following language categories:

  • Non-Roman Alphabet Languages (e.g. Burmese, Russian, Serbian)
  • Roman Alphabet Languages (e.g. Croatian, Somali, Swedish).

For more details on the Victorian Curriculum, including curriculum information on specific languages, see http://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/languages/introduction/about-the-languages.

Important

  • New CLS that submit a scope and sequence document must submit a unit of work in the next accreditation round. To assist with this, professional learning support on curriculum planning and writing is provided by CLV.
  • If the CLS offers more than one language, then it must provide a separate course outline for each language as part of its accreditation documentation.

VCAA Scope and Sequence Documents

Scope and sequence documents for the following languages are available from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. The links below are to PDF versions of the documents on the VCAA site – clicking on the links will download the files directly from the VCAA server.

If your language is not listed, you may use the generic scope and sequence documents for Roman Alphabet and Non-Roman Alphabet languages; links to these files on the VCAA site are listed further below.

Please select the relevant scope and sequence document for your school, e.g. if your school only teaches between Prep (Foundation) and Level 6, download only that document (Foundation-Level 6), rename it according to the naming conventions in the guidelines (i.e.”14_curriculum.pdf”), and forward it with your application.

If your school teaches Year 7 (and above), download the appropriate Levels 7-10 document, rename it according to the naming conventions in the guidelines (i.e.”14_curriculum.pdf”), and forward it with your application.

If you have more than one scope and sequence document to provide, please combine them as a single PDF.

Arabic

Chinese

German

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Modern Greek

Spanish

Turkish

Vietnamese

Languages for which there is no specific curriculum currently available may adopt the scope and sequence documents provided for either of the following, as appropriate:

Non-Roman Alphabet Languages (eg. Burmese, Russian, Serbian)

Roman Alphabet Languages (eg. Croatian, Somali, Swedish)


Instructions for submission

Please supply a copy of the Victorian Curriculum-aligned course outline for your school according to either option (a) or (b) above. This document must be submitted as a single PDF named “14_curriculum.pdf”.