School Frequently Asked Questions
Find some frequently asked questions about 'Seeing Through the Haze'.
No, the resource will be expanding to cover years 5 and 6, with plans to have the teaching and learning materials for these year levels available before the end of Term 1, 2024. Teachers will be able to draw on any of the materials across the full resource suite (years 5-6, years 7-8, years 9-10) depending on the needs and capabilities of their students.
Yes, the resource has been mapped to the Australian Curriculum and the main curriculum links have been provided in the companion teaching guide. The decision to map to the Australian Curriculum was made as the revised Victorian Curriculum 2.0 is currently in development. This approach was determined in consultation with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Once the revised Victorian curriculum 2.0 is released we will map to that curriculum also and make the links available.
This can vary for schools and classrooms and will depend on many factors such as any other health education including drug and alcohol education that is to be completed in the school. It is advised that schools allocate multiple lessons (drawing on activities from across Modules), acknowledging that health literacies require time and space to develop, and that the goal is for students to be able to apply their learning in Module 3 ‘Making change’.
Initially, yes as it is a new resource. However, the complete resource is designed to be offered at either year 7-8 or years 9-10. You can of course break the resource up and cover different modules at different levels. It really depends on your curriculum plan for the year.
Monash University, Victorian Department of Education, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) and the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria are all partnering in this project and will be key in promoting the resource to schools. In addition, Quit and VicHealth will be working closely with stakeholders in Community Health-Health Promotion, local councils and local public health units to amplify and support the implementation of the resource in schools.
It is encouraged that community health-health promotion staff, local councils and local public health units utilise the resource in their work with schools. Quit will help facilitate partnerships between schools and community health-health promotion staff, but it is encouraged that these agencies reach out to schools directly. In fact, Module 3 ‘Making Change’ is an ideal module for health promoters and/or local councils to connect with given it is about young people creating campaigns for change.
This resource is free to access and has been designed for teachers and school staff to use as part of their regular lesson planning. It is not an add on program. The key point of difference is in the educational underpinnings, including a focus on health literacies and creating change.
We are committed to continuous improvement of the resource. Following a successful pilot in Term 4, 2023 in preparation for resource roll out in early 2024, an evaluation and monitoring plan will be developed and put into place.
This resource can be used in youth or community group settings, local councils, local community health services and local public health units.
Please send an email to the Quit Communities and Places team at QuitVicCommunities@cancervic.org.au. One of our friendly team members will respond to your email.
Young people can speak with their GP for support to stop vaping. Support is also available through the Quitline. There are several ways to contact the Quitline: