The Australian Curriculum describes what young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. It sets out essential knowledge, understanding, skills and capabilities and provides a national standard for student achievement in core learning areas.
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has a rigorous and robust curriculum development process to produce a high-quality national curriculum. ACARA draws on the best national talent and expertise to draft the curriculum and considers thousands of opinions from teachers, academics and parents to business, industry and community groups – to make improvements along the way.
The council of federal, state and territory education ministers is responsible for endorsing the Australian Curriculum. State and territory education authorities are responsible for implementation of the Australian Curriculum and for supporting schools and teachers.
The effectiveness of the Australian Curriculum is monitored to inform revision and further development. When changes are made, they are recorded on the website site map under ‘Curriculum version history’.
The top navigation bar of the Australian Curriculum website provides links to:
Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum
Senior secondary Australian Curriculum
In response to your feedback, ACARA has developed a new look for the Australian Curriculum website. It is available in parallel with the current site until the end of June. We will be collecting feedback on the design and functionality of the new site. Please provide any feedback to email@example.com
Scootle provides digital resources for teachers and students. Many of the resources in Scootle match the Australian Curriculum content descriptions.