AusVELS is the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.


AusVELS incorporates the Australian Curriculum F-10 for English, Mathematics, History and Science within the curriculum framework first developed for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). AusVELS uses an eleven level structure to reflect the design of the new Australian Curriculum whilst retaining Victorian priorities and approaches to teaching and learning.


The AusVELS aims to meet the challenges of preparing young people for a world in which knowledge is valued and constantly changing, a world in which society, community and personal relationships are subject to increasingly complex pressures, Young people need a broad range of knowledge and social, personal and thinking skills to be successful.


The AusVELS is a whole school curriculum framework which has three interwoven purposes:

To equip students with capacities to:

  • manage themselves with relation to others
  • understand the world and act effectively in that world
  • prepare themselves for success in education, work and life.