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 Auslan lesson plans.
There is an article explaining about it in
here, and here is an
example of how the Australian Curriculum can be used in the Victorian curriculum
here (see the last
Since the current Auslan in the Victorian Curriculum is good till 2020, please double check with your
Principal on which curriculum to follow, and the flexibility of using both in
INFORMATION ABOUT THE VICTORIAN
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 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
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
For LOTE subjects
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
IN VELS (VICTORIAN CURRICULUM)
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.
Unfortunately, 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.
(You can ask for a copy of the Auslan Study Design Grammar Video, it is an
excellent teaching tool as it shows you examples of Auslan
grammar as they are being signed out and can be used to show and explain to VCE
are invaluable teaching tools as they include past exam Auslan videos and exam
questions. This will help VCE Auslan teachers to get an idea of what to expect in
upcoming VCE Auslan examinations. The Auslan teacher can use this to show and
explain to VCE Auslan students and help them to practice and gain confidence for
their upcoming Auslan VCE examinations.
LINKS to Compare both the Victorian and Australian Curriculums:
General Australian F-10 Curriculum
Auslan in the Australian F-10 Curriculum
Victorian F-10 Curriculum
Auslan in the Victorian F-10 Curriculum