Australian Curriculum

What is the Australian Curriculum?

The Australian Curriculum sets consistent national standards to improve learning outcomes for all young Australians. It sets out what students should be taught and achieve as they progress through school. It is the base for future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for developing the Australian Curriculum. See the Australian Curriculum website here.

Implementation

All Australian States and Territories agreed to the development of the Australian Curriculum. However different jurisdictions are implementing it in different ways.

In Queensland we are implementing the Australian Curriculum in full. As the Australian Curriculum provides broad content and standards, work still needs to be done to develop the detailed syllabuses to guide teachers teaching subjects in the classroom. The Queensland this is done by the Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), a statutory body of the Queensland Government. QCAA provides Kindergarten to Year 12 syllabuses, guidelines, assessment, reporting, testing and certification services for all Queensland schools.

The QCAA website has pages specifically written about the curriculum specifically for parents and carers. See the QCAA website here.

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