The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. In Levels 9 and 10, the curriculum focus is on explaining phenomena involving science and its applications. Students consider both classic and contemporary science contexts to explain the operation of systems at a range of scales.
The Australian Curriculum: Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.
VELS is no longer the current curriculum in use. For comparative purposes this site provides access to the former Curriculum Standards document outlining Standards for Levels 1 - 6. Standards document outline Standards for Levels 1 - 6, with the Science knowledge and understanding, and Science at work Dimensions.
The Science Continuum P-10 identifies focus ideas at each level of the VELS for Science. Linking expert practice and research, it explains: students’ ideas, based on their everyday experiences; the age-appropriate scientific view; and, critical teaching ideas and teaching activities.