Australian Curriculum Assessing and Reporting Authority


If you are teaching Auslan in Australian schools, please visit the ACARA website to help you organize your lessons and planning.
(For Victoria, please scroll down to extra information on the bottom).

Auslan Curriculum in ACARA

Tips on how to use it:

1. Select the areas you want to look into and click submit:


2. Scroll down and click on "Elaborations"


2. Inside the "Elaborations", it will show Auslan examples, click on it


2. It will show video examples in Auslan:



Teaching Auslan in Victorian Schools

What is the difference between Auslan in the Victorian Curriculum and Auslan in the Australian Curriculum?

The Auslan section in the Australian Curriculum has more details and extra examples to help you with planning.
See explanation link in here. Please double check with your Principal on which to follow, and the flexibility of using both.


From Wikipedia:
In the state of Victoria, Australia, the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) is the curriculum framework for Preparatory to Year 10 school levels, which replaced the Curriculum and Standards Framework II (CSF 2) in 2006. Students starting Year 11 normally proceed to complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), but other education options are available.

The VELS is a curriculum framework providing a set of areas for teachers to teach. 

The VELS has six levels, with a general expectation that each level be completed in two years of schooling, with the exception of Level 1, completed in the first year of Primary schooling, known as "Prep", as follows:

Primary School Level
Level 1 - Prep
Level 2 - Years 1 and 2 
Level 3 - Years 3 and 4 
Level 4 - Years 5 and 6

Secondary School Level
Level 5 - Years 7 and 8 
Level 6 - Years 9 and 10

Pathway 1  - is for students who begin learning a language in primary school and continue to study the same language to Year 10.
Pathway 2 - is for students who begin learning a language in Year 7.

Links to detailed information from VCAA/VELS

Auslan Pathway 1 Progression Points helps VCE Auslan teachers know what exactly to teach in Pathway 1.
Auslan Pathway 2 Progression Points helps VCE Auslan teachers know what exactly to teach in Pathway 2.
Note: Both these Pathway links have been removed from VCAA site.

Auslan Study Design helps VCE Auslan teachers prepare their Auslan curriculum for Years 11 and 12. 
(Ask for the Auslan Study Design Grammar Video, it shows you examples of Auslan grammar as they are being signed out and can be an excellent tool for explaining VCE students)

Past Examinations helps VCE Auslan teachers get an idea of what to expect in upcoming examinations




Australian Curriculum
General Australian F-10 Curriculum
Auslan in the Australian F-10 Curriculum

Victorian Curriculum

General Victorian F-10 Curriculum
Auslan in the Victorian F-10 Curriculum