Keyboarding and typing and the Victorian (Vic) Curriculum

Keyboarding and typing and the Victorian (Vic) Curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The typing related content descriptors and elaborations of the Victorian (Vic) Curriculum focus mostly on keyboard awareness. Underlying them is the assumption that students can type effectively.  The assumption is that these outcomes are achieved through the teaching of touch typing.

See also Keyboarding and Typing: Australian Curriculum.

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References to keyboarding and touch typing in the Victorian (Vic) Curriculum


Construct texts using software including word processing programs

Content description

VCELY163 | Curriculum content | English | Foundation Level | Writing | Literacy


Recognise and attend to images in texts and on the screen


VCELA037 | Curriculum content | English | Level B | Reading and Viewing | Language


Initiate some basic functions on common digital systems (hardware and software components) to meet a purpose


VCDTDS007 | Technologies | Digital Technologies | Level C | Digital Systems


Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, including directionality


VCELA142 | Curriculum content | English | Foundation Level | Reading and Viewing | Language


Explore a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data


VCDTDS019 | Technologies | Digital Technologies | Levels 3 and 4 | Digital Systems


Identify and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose


VCDTDS013 | Technologies | Digital Technologies | Foundation to Level 2 | Digital Systems