Strands, Domains and Dimensions
The Victorian Essential Learning Standards are organised into three connected areas of learning called strands.
Students learn about themselves and their place in society. They learn how to stay healthy and active. Students develop skills in building social relationships and working with others. They take responsibility for their learning, and learn about their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
Students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the arts, English, humanities, mathematics, science and other languages.
Students explore different ways of thinking, solving problems and communicating. They learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work. Students learn about creativity, design principles and processes.
Domains and dimensions
Domains are a distinct body of knowledge, skills and behaviours.
Standards for each domain are organised into dimensions.
The domains and their dimensions are listed below. Links in the table below will take you to the introduction page for the relevant domain.
Health and Physical Education
Movement and physical activity
Health knowledge and promotion
Building social relationships
Working in teams
The individual learner
Managing personal learning
Civics and Citizenship
Civic knowledge and understanding
Creating and making
Exploring and responding
Speaking and listening
Humanities knowledge and understanding
The Humanities – Economics
Economic knowledge and understanding
Economic reasoning and interpretation
The Humanities – Geography
Geographic knowledge and understanding
The Humanities – History
Historical knowledge and understanding
Historical reasoning and interpretation
Languages Other Than English
Communicating in a language other than English
Intercultural knowledge and language awareness
Measurement, chance and data
Science knowledge and understanding
Science at work
Listening, viewing and responding
Design, Creativity and Technology
Investigating and designing
Analysing and evaluating
Information and Communications Technology
ICT for visual thinking
ICT for creating
ICT for communicating
Reasoning, processing and inquiry
Reflection, evaluation and metacognition