ACARA's Information Publication Scheme (IPS)
Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 establishes an Information Publication Scheme (IPS) for Australian Government agencies subject to the Act. Under the IPS scheme, ACARA is required to publish a broad range of information relevant to stakeholder interests and the general public, including an agency plan (ss 1(8) and 8(2)(a)). The IPS underpins a pro-disclosure culture across government and transforms the freedom of information framework from one that is reactive to individual requests for documents to one that relies more heavily on agency-driven publication of information.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the information published on this page has been released by ACARA and is available for public access.
Who we are
What we do
Our reports and responses to Parliament
ACARA's submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee – ‘Inquiry into the effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy’ is available on the Department of the Senate website (see submission number 58).
ACARA’s submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee – ‘Inquiry into the administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing’ is available on the Department of the Senate website (see submission number 261).
Also, visit the 'Publications' page to see ACARA's annual reports.
Routinely requested information and disclosure log
Information that can be published resulting from freedom of information requests and any routinely released information from such requests is published on our ‘Disclosure log’ page.
ACARA consults widely with key individuals, organisations and jurisdictions in the design and development of the Australian Curriculum, the National Assessment Program and reporting on educational outcomes. Detailed information on ACARA’s curriculum advisory groups is available on the ACARA website under the specific learning area.
ACARA encourages feedback from all people interested in the future of education during key consultation stages. The Australian Curriculum consultation website allows people to read, review and provide feedback on draft curriculum materials as they become available for public consultation.
See also the governance and advisory structure information document (PDF 604 kb) for more information on advisory and reference groups.
Membership of advisory and reference groups can be found in chapter 5 of ACARA annual reports.
Our policies and programs
We invite you to contact ACARA if:
- you have not been able to find the documents you are looking for
- the document you need is not available in a format you can access
- you would like to provide feedback on ACARA's Information Publication Scheme (IPS) entry, particularly in relation to any documents that appear not to be discoverable, understandable or machine-readable.
See ACARA’s contact details and procedures for the Public Interest Disclosure (PID) ACT 2013 on the ‘Contact us’ page of our website.