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General publications

  • ACARA Annual Report 201314:

                  ACARA Annual Report 2013–14 (PDF 3.4 mb)

                  ACARA Annual Report 2013–14 (RTF 1.1 mb)

Curriculum publications

These documents provide information on the curriculum development process that will be used to develop the national curriculum, including background information to guide the writing of the national curriculum.

 Curriculum Development process: describes the process that will be used to develop the national curriculum. It also describes the structure of writing teams and consultation groups that will be involved in the national curriculum development.
Curriculum Design: The curriculum design paper provides guidelines for the writing of the Australian curriculum.


Read 10 Facts about the Australian Curriculum (PDF, 602kb)

The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science and History includes key foundational documents that will shape the Australian curriculum.

A brief precis publication summarises the ten documents, along with the consultation processes and curriculum development work of the Board.

Full copies of the documents along with their matching consultation reports are available below.


NAPLAN 2014 - Fact sheets for parents

Information for parents of Year 3 students (PDF 308kb)


Assessment publications