A guide to learning plan requirements

Here are some tips for completing your child's learning plan.

When refers to the general learning schedule. For example, will the instruction and learning take place on weekdays?

When does not mean that you have to account for each hour, each day, each week or even each month.

Where means the location in which the instruction will take place throughout the year. For example, home, specialist locations such as a museum, library, swimming pool, school through a partial enrolment arrangement.

Where does not mean you must list every location you plan to use during the year.

The subject matter to be covered

List the subject matter you will cover under each learning area, taking into consideration:

  • What skills do my child and I want to develop in each learning area?
  • How are we going to build these skills (what is the approach we will take)?
  • What are the activities that we will use to achieve this?

You may describe the content and topics you intend to cover in each learning area.

For example:


  • Space and solar systems black holes and planets
  • States of matter  solids and liquids and the influence of heat
  • Biology and the life cycles of different living things.

   The Arts

  • Music  clarinet composition, theory and practice
  • Visual arts  pencil shading, anime, still life
  • Dance  ballet, creative dance

And/or you may describe the skills and activities you intend on using that address each learning area.

For example:


  • Exploring black holes and making models of planets
  • Heating and freezing solids to explore the idea of states of matter
  • Researching and drawing the life cycles of different insects

The Arts

  • Playing the clarinet and learning to read music
  • Watching anime and drawing characters
  • Attending creative dance classes and participating in dance school

Materials and resources to be used

List the materials and resources you propose using for each learning area, such as online resources, hard copy texts, other media, materials and equipment, or partial enrolment. This list can be indicative, not exhaustive.

How learning outcomes will be recorded

Describe how you will record your child's learning outcomes. Examples include a diary or learning journal, annotated work samples, tests such as NAPLAN, or creative products that may be displayed, performed or recorded.

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