This information is provided to:
- explain the process for the recognition of well-established curriculum frameworks as meeting the requirements of the Australian Curriculum
- assist organisations to prepare submissions to the ACARA Recognition Committee.
The criteria for the assessment of a curriculum framework include that the specified version of the curriculum framework:
- assists students to ‘become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens’ *
- meets principles and guidelines in the Shape of the Australian Curriculum v.4 2012 document
- provides for students to learn the curriculum content and achieve standards described in Australian Curriculum documents.
The downloads below include a detailed explanation of the process of recognition and templates to be used by proponents and organisations when seeking national recognition for:
- a curriculum framework, or
- learning areas/subjects to be added to an alternative curriculum framework listed on the Recognition Register.
The timeline for processing submissions will be communicated to proponents/organisations at the time submissions are received.
- Process of Recognition document – for the recognition of curriculum frameworks (PDF 1.3 mb)
- For use by proponents seeking national recognition of a curriculum framework
- For use by organisations seeking recognition for learning areas/subjects for addition to a nationally recognised curriculum framework
* Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, 2008, p. 8