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AusVELS

A guide for parents at APPS on AusVELS has been created.  Please download it here: Parent Handbook AusVELS

The Australian Curriculum has been written to equip young Australians with the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to engage effectively with and prosper in a globalised world. Students will gain personal and social benefits, be better equipped to make sense of the world in which they live and make an important contribution to building the social, intellectual and creative capital of our nation.

There are three cross-curriculum priorities which are embedded in all learning areas. They are not treated as separate areas of learning but are integrated across the subjects to enable and ensure students connect their learning with important issues in contemporary society.

 The implementation of the Australian National Curriculum is currently being phased in across the country and the Department of Education and Early Childhood (Victoria) has developed AusVELS as the Victorian curriculum framework.

The AusVELS curriculum framework provides a comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards and at Albert Park Primary we use this framework to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and achievement and report to parents.

The Foundation (formerly Prep) to Year 10 curriculum framework currently incorporates the Australian Curriculum domains English, Mathematics, Science, History.

More information about AusVELS can be found at http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/

 AusVELS – VELS comparison Chart

AusVELS

AusVELS Semester 1          

AusVELS Semester 2

Previously……VELS

Foundation

0.5    

F

Working towards 1.0

Year 1

F.5

1.0

Working towards 1.5

Year 2

1.5

2.0

Working towards Level2

Year 3

2.5

3.0

Working towards 2.5

Year 4

3.5

4.0

Working towards Level3

Year 5

4.5

5.0

Working towards 3.5

Year 6

5.5

6.0

Working towards Level 4