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Navigation and Terminology


Each learning area and capability includes an Introduction and the Curriculum.


The introduction includes material that will assist teachers to understand the specific purpose and features of the curriculum, and to locate additional documentation. It includes:

  • Rationale and Aims
  • Structure
  • Learning in (the specific curriculum)
  • Scope and Sequence
  • Glossary

The curriculum sets out the learning continuum and offers a range of viewing options. This is done by selecting a 'view mode' or a level/band within the curriculum area. It includes:

  • Level/band descriptions
  • Content descriptions organised by strands
  • Achievement standards

The VCAA has developed a basic annotated website navigation and functionality pdf that sets out how to navigate and use the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.



Achievement standards

Statements that describe what students are typically able to understand and do, and are the basis for reporting student achievement.

Content descriptions

Specific and discrete information identifying what teachers are expected to teach and students are expected to learn.


Non-mandated, advisory examples that provide guidance on how the curriculum may be transformed into a classroom activity or learning opportunity.

Level/Band descriptions

Statements that provide an overview to the content descriptions and achievement standard within the level or band.


Key organising elements within each curriculum area.


Supplementary organising elements within some curriculum areas.

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