IMPORTANT VELS & VCE
INFORMATION FOR AUSLAN TEACHERS
In the state of Victoria,
Essential Learning Standards (VELS) is
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
Primary School Level
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:
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
LOTE (Languages other than English,
has two pathways:
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
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.