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Curriculum

ACARA leads national collaboration to produce the Foundation to Year 12 Australian Curriculum.

The Australian Curriculum sets consistent high standards for what all young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. Across Foundation Year 12, 30 subjects have been developed and published on the Australian Curriculum website
 
All states and territories have commenced implementation of the Australian Curriculum. More information about implementation is provided on the Foundation Year 10 and Senior secondary pages of the Australian Curriculum website.
 
ACARA draws on the best national talent and expertise and consults widely to develop the Australian Curriculum. More information is provided about ACARA processes on the Development of the Australian Curriculum and Consultation  pages.
 
ACARA is continuing to develop subjects within the Australian Curriculum, including the languages and work studies curricula. ACARA is also developing materials to support teachers as the curriculum is being implemented. To learn more about the progress of curriculum development for each learning area, go to the Learning areas/subjects page.
 
In 2014, as a part of agreed monitoring and evaluation processes, ACARA is gathering information about the effectiveness of the Australian Curriculum and identifying ways in which the curriculum may be improved over time.

 

Australian Government review of 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.