We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Completion of the Australian Curriculum: Languages Review

08 May 2024

The review of the Australian Curriculum: Languages has now been completed. With the review process finished, the full Australian Curriculum is now available on the Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 website.

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New course 'Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0: Developing a deeper understanding' now live

30 April 2024

This course has been designed to support teachers across the 8 Learning areas and explores connections between strands and sub-strands.

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New data on schools and students in Australia released

23 April 2024

New data on schools and students in Australia has been released by ACARA as part of the National Report on Schooling in Australia 2023.

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ACARA submission: Inquiry into the use of generative artificial intelligence in the Australian education system

27 July 2023

Read ACARA’s submission which focusses on how the new v9 Australian Curriculum can be used to teach students about the key mathematical, scientific and technological concepts that underpin the development and use of artificial intelligence, and to provide opportunities for discussing its ethical use.

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Response to NAPLAN media stories by ACARA CEO David de Carvalho

29 November 2022

League tabling of schools by media outlets using NAPLAN data can be misleading as it doesn’t take into account the socio-educational advantage of different school communities. See ACARA CEO David de Carvalho’s response to recent media articles ranking schools

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The Australian Curriculum is moving from Version 8.4 to Version 9.0

26 April 2022

The Australian Curriculum Version 9.0 was approved by education ministers on 1 April 2022. It sets high expectations for what all students should know and be able to do, and supports improvement in Australia’s educational performance.


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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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