Curriculum planning resources

The following resources may be useful when curriculum planning. Included are

  • Revised F–10 curriculum planning and reporting guidelines for Victorian schools
  • The Victorian Curriculum F-10, which includes the F-10 curriculum, plus curriculum-area specific resources such as scope and sequence templates 

  • VCAA F–10 resource and support pages, which includes curriculum mapping templates for each curriculum area

  • a list of references to books, articles and links for further reading
  • quick links to teaching and learning digital resources through FUSE and Scootle.


Victorian Curriculum F–10: Revised planning and reporting guidelines

The Victorian Curriculum F–10: Revised curriculum planning and reporting guidelines provide advice for Victorian schools on the effective use of the curriculum to develop whole-school curriculum plans and to report student learning achievement.

Templates for whole-school planning

Whole-school planning is a high-level summary of the coverage of all the curriculum areas delivered through the teaching and learning program, and reflects the school's goals, vision and areas of specialisation or innovation. Schools have considerable flexibility in determining how best to organise and structure their teaching and learning programs whilst ensuring coverage of all the curriculum areas.

A range of sample templates have been developed to support schools in documenting this high-level information using the Victorian Curriculum F–10. The templates provide options for schools to consider when deciding how to best represent their teaching and learning program, while ensuring coverage of all the learning areas and capabilities. There is a template for each band of schooling, as well as a number of alternative representations. The templates are published in Excel format and schools can modify the templates to meet their needs.

Victorian Curriculum F–10 whole school planning templates in bands of schooling (xlsx - 87.89kb)

Victorian Curriculum F–10 whole school planning templates for alternative representations (xlsx - 201.76kb)

Curriculum mapping templates

Curriculum mapping identifies the extent of curriculum coverage in units of work and clearly links teaching, learning and assessment while working with the curriculum continuum. Mapping templates support teachers to identify where content descriptions and achievement standards are being explicitly addressed within the school’s teaching and learning program.

An annotated example is provided to assist teachers in visualising how the template could be completed. Please refer here: Curriculum mapping instructions​. 

Templates for each curriculum-specific area are available from the Victorian Curriculum F–10 resources and support page, under the relevant curriculum areas​. 

Books and articles

Gilbert, R., 2012, ‘Curriculum Planning in a Context of Change: A Literature Review’, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria.

Hattie, J., 2009, Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement, Routledge, New York.

Hattie, J., 2009, Visible Learning for Teachers, Routledge, London.

Hattie, J., 2005, ‘What is the nature of evidence that makes a difference to learning?’, article presented at the Using Data to Support Learning research conference, Melbourne, 7-9 August.

Hattie, J., 2003, ‘Teachers make a difference, what is the research evidence?’, article presented at the Building Teacher Quality research conference, Melbourne, 19-21 October.

Marzano, R.J., 2003, What Works in Schools: Translating research into action, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria.

Wiggins, G. and McTighe, J., 2005, Understanding by Design, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria.

Free digital teaching and learning resources

fuse logo v7Find Use Share Educational resources (FUSE) is a digital repository and sharing space provided by DET. With thousands of quality-assured digital resources available for teachers and learners of all ages, including interactives, videos, images, websites and all Scootle resources. FUSE resources align specifically to the curriculum framework. FUSE includes the ‘My Desk’ workspace that enables teachers to create resource packages, upload content, share resources, tag and make comments.


Scootle is the national digital repository and sharing space provided to support Australian teachers using the Australian Curriculum. Available to all Victorian teachers, Scootle is home to quality digital resources developed and/or aligned to the Australian Curriculum.