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State Language Policy


In 2008, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) commissioned the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) to carry out a consultation with Victorian Aboriginal people across the state; 91% of community members responded that Aboriginal Languages and cultures should be taught in Prep to Year 10 classes.

Following the consultation, the VCAA, in collaboration with the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc (VAEAI) and VACL, designed and accredited a curriculum document entitled Aboriginal Languages, Cultures and Reclamation in Victorian Schools: standards P-10 and protocols. In 2016, this document was superseded by the Victorian Curriculum Foundation-10: Victorian Aboriginal Languages curriculum, which contains protocols and standards that outline important conditions for the delivery of the subject.

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For information on the Australian Curriculum Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Languages click here