Civics and Citizenship
The Civics and Citizenship curriculum is all about ensuring students have the skills and values to become active and informed citizens. Students will investigate political and legal systems, and explore the nature of citizenship, diversity and identity in contemporary society.
The Civics and Citizenship curriculum is designed to foster students’ commitment to national values of democracy, equity and justice. This curriculum will develop students’ appreciation of Australia’s diversity and, overall, “what it means to be a citizen”. It explores ways in which students participate in Australia’s civic life and make a positive contribution as local and global citizens.
Draft Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship
Validation of achievement standards
Writing of the Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship
The Civics and Citizenship Advisory Group (Writing phase) was established to provide balance of informed views in the development of the draft Civics and Citizenship curriculum. Members from around the country included curriculum experts, stage of schooling specialists and others with extensive research and practical experience in this domain.
Draft Civics and Citizenship Curriculum for Consultation
Advisory group and writers for Civics and Citizenship (Writing phase)
Shaping of the Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship
The Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship Consultation report was available for public consultation from Monday 4 June to Friday 10 August 2012.
The draft Shape Paper proposed directions for the development of the national Civics and Citizenship curriculum from Years 3–12. Feedback on the draft was received from a range of stakeholders including parents, teachers, professional associations, community groups, academics and state territory authorities. Following analysis of this feedback the draft document was revised and is now available as the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship. The Shape Paper guides the next stage of curriculum development which is writing the Civics and Citizenship curriculum.
- Draft Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship Consultation Report
- Composition of the Civics and Citizenship Advisory Group (Writing Phase)
- Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship Consultation Report
- Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship