ACARA leads national collaboration to produce the Foundation to Year 12 Australian Curriculum.
Improving the Australian Curriculum
Early in 2014, the Australian Government announced a review of the Australian Curriculum. ACARA welcomed the review of the Australian Curriculum. More information about the review is available on the Students First website.
In March 2014, ACARA prepared a statement in relation to the review, clarifying how the Australian Curriculum was developed, what has been achieved to date and areas for further work.
The final report of the Review of the Australian Curriculum was released on 12 October 2014 by the Australian Government. An initial Australian Government response was also released as a starting point for discussions with states and territories and other key stakeholders on how to strengthen and refine the Australian Curriculum.
Work is underway to improve the Australian Curriculum, addressing themes endorsed by the Education Council. These themes are: uncrowding the curriculum; rebalancing the curriculum; improving accessibility for students with disability; and parental engagement.
ACARA is undertaking a program of work of developing, consulting and seeking agreement in relation to proposed actions. This includes undertaking targeted consultation with key stakeholders, including state and territory curriculum, and school authorities and practising teachers, around any changes.