ResourceSmart Schools curriculum

Last updated: 22 March 2021

Sustainability is one of three cross-curriculum priorities in the Victorian Curriculum F–10.

These priorities are not treated as separate areas of learning but are integrated across all subjects to help students connect their learning with important issues in contemporary society. Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for students to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. The learning areas of English, maths, history and science already include links to sustainability.

ResourceSmart schools can access support to help them understand and implement sustainability across their curriculum. Login to your account to access lesson plans and other resources from schools across Victoria.

Curriculum links documents

Curriculum links: Level F–6

18 July 2019 – Helping schools to build sustainability into their curriculum in all subject areas from foundation to grade six.

Curriculum links: Level 7–8

18 July 2019 – Helping schools to build sustainability into their curriculum for years 7 and 8.

Getting started

Getting started in the ResourceSmart Schools program is easy. Schools have access to a community of sustainability experts located throughout Victoria equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources to help each school get started.

Schools are connected to sustainability networks and programs to become a more sustainable school. Any Victorian school can become a ResourceSmart School.

The first step is to register your interest. Once a school registers interest, a Regional Coordinator will make contact to provide more information on the ResourceSmart Schools program.

Want to know more? Get in touch with:

ResourceSmart Schools Education Team
Sustainability Victoria
1300 363 744
schools@sustainability.vic.gov.au