Distance Education Centre Victoria (DECV) is a school located in Thornbury, Victoria, in Melbourne's north. It aims to provide flexible learning opportunities to Victorian F-12 students and is the largest provider of primary and secondary distance education in Victoria.
DECV foster an engaging and inclusive learning environment by coupling state-of-the-art technology with innovative and adaptive teaching practices. Learning programs are personalised for each individual, providing stimulating and supportive learning opportunities. All students enrolling at the DECV require regular and reliable access to the Internet.
In 2016, the implementation of new Learning Management System will see all subjects being offered and taught online. Synchronous lessons are provided mostly using Adobe Connect. Course materials are delivered via the web and are supplemented by a combination of quality print-based, audio and visual learning materials. Individual teachers carry out the teaching and learning program. Regular and ongoing contact between the teacher and the student is encouraged and expected.
Subjects available are across all learning areas and year levels, including modules to prepare students for education by distance, developing skills and behaviours that promote successful attainment of learning outcomes.
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