ACARA is responsible for:

  • national curriculum for Foundation – Year 12 in specified learning areas
  • national assessment program aligned to the national curriculum that measures students’ progress
  • national data collection and reporting program that supports
    • analysis, evaluation, research and resource allocation; and
    • accountability and reporting on schools and broader national achievement

View the ACARA Act

The ACARA Board

The first ACARA Board was announced in May 2009.

ACARA’s governance and advisory structure

ACARA receives directions from the Australian Government, state and territory ministers for education through the Education Council and ACARA’s Charter (pdf 56 KB) (latest version August 2012).

ACARA’s Charter sets out the Education Council’s high-level priorities for ACARA. ACARA is supported by a number of advisory groups.

ACARA corporate documents

ACARA’s annual reports, corporate plan and other publications are available on the 'Publications' page of the ACARA website