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ACARA supports and encourages broad use of its material.
Unless indicated otherwise (including in section 3 below), copyright material available on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) licence (Creative Commons licence).
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- share – copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; and
- adapt – remix, transform and build upon the material,
for any purpose, even commercially, provided you attribute ACARA as the source of the copyright material (see section 5 below).
3. Material not available under a Creative Commons licence
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- any logos, including the ACARA logo, the Australian Curriculum logo, the Australian Government logo and the Education Services Australia Limited logo;
- other trade mark protected material; and
- the design of this website.
This material must not be used for any purpose.
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- all photographs on this website;
- any videos hosted on this website;
- all photographs in any reports, or other documents, published on this website; and
- all resources used to support teachers as they implement the Australian Curriculum.
You may view, download, display, print, reproduce (such as by making photocopies) and distribute these Excluded Materials in unaltered form only for your personal, non-commercial educational purposes or for the non-commercial educational purposes of your organisation, provided that you make others aware it can only be used for these purposes and attribute ACARA as the source of the Excluded Material in accordance with section 5 below. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that you cannot edit, modify or adapt any of these materials, and you cannot sub-license any of these materials to others. Apart from any uses permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and those explicitly granted above, all other rights are reserved by ACARA. If you want to use such material in a manner that is outside this restrictive licence, you must request permission from ACARA by emailing ([email protected]).
Australian Curriculum videos are generally hosted on an external platform, YouTube. This includes (without limitation) illustrations of primary curriculum management and student diversity. The licence terms on this external platform governs your use of this material. For more information about linked material from third party websites see section 8 below.
4. Protocols for Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) rights
In bringing First Peoples’ knowledges into the curriculum, ACARA respects ICIP rights and recognises that the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) enshrines the rights of First Peoples to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the intellectual property over their heritage, knowledge and expressions.
Some materials on this website include knowledge and cultural expressions of Australia’s First Peoples, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This knowledge comes from country and its people and has been handed down through the generations. It is Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) that belongs communally to First Peoples, who continue to practice culture. First Peoples have cultural protocols about how their ICIP can be shared and used. Unfortunately, in the past, there has been widespread misappropriation of First Peoples’ knowledges and cultural expression. This has caused offence to First Peoples, and harmed their cultural practices.
The unauthorised use, adaptation and publication of ICIP without the free prior informed consent of First Peoples is a breach of ICIP protocols.
Anyone who wants to use, reproduce, publish or innovate using the knowledge and information in the ICIP materials on this website should comply with their legal and ethical obligations to:
- seek the free, prior and informed consent of the First Peoples whose ICIP is being used, particularly if commercialised;
- share benefits with First Peoples for use of ICIP, and negotiate fair payment terms when using ICIP in a commercial context;
- attribute the owners of the ICIP; and
- consult regarding the cultural integrity of your proposed use.
The following standard setting documents should be followed:
- Australia Council for the Arts, Protocols for working with Indigenous artists, https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/about/protocols-for-working-with-indigenous-artists/
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies, https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/docs/research-and-guides/ethics/gerais.pdf
For further information see:
- Janke, T., & Dawson, P. (2012). New tracks: Indigenous knowledge and cultural expression and the Australian intellectual property system. Sydney: Terri Janke and Company Pty Ltd.
- Janke, T., & Sentina, M. (2018). Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for protection and management. Discussion Paper. Sydney: IP Australia.
- United Nations. (2008). United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf
- National Copyright Unit Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights - http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/copyright-guidelines/hot-topics/indigenous-cultural-and-intellectual-property-rights.
5. Attributing ACARA
All ACARA material published on this website and covered by the Creative Commons licence is to be cited as follows:
“© Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) 2010 to present, unless otherwise indicated. This material was downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website (www.australiancurriculum.edu.au) (Website) (accessed [insert date]) and [was][was not] modified. The material is licensed under CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0). Version updates are tracked in the ‘Curriculum version history’ section on the 'About the Australian Curriculum' page (http://australiancurriculum.edu.au/about-the-australian-curriculum/) of the Australian Curriculum website.
ACARA does not endorse any product that uses the Australian Curriculum or make any representations as to the quality of such products. Any product that uses material published on this website should not be taken to be affiliated with ACARA or have the sponsorship or approval of ACARA. It is up to each person to make their own assessment of the product, taking into account matters including, but not limited to, the version number and the degree to which the materials align with the content descriptions and achievement standards (where relevant). Where there is a claim of alignment, it is important to check that the materials align with the content descriptions and achievement standards (endorsed by all education Ministers), not the elaborations (examples provided by ACARA).”
The Australian Curriculum Review consultation documents, photographs, videos and other works published as consultation documents is to be cited as follows:
“© Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) 2021 to present, unless otherwise indicated. This material was downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website (Website) (accessed [insert date]). It has not been modified. This material is consultation material only and has not been endorsed by Australia’s nine education ministers.
You are encouraged to check the Australian Curriculum website to ascertain whether this draft material has since been endorsed as Australian Curriculum material.
ACARA does not endorse any product that uses the Australian Curriculum Review consultation material or make any representations as to the quality of such products. Any product that uses this material should not be taken to be affiliated with ACARA or have the sponsorship or approval of ACARA.”
Additional attribution paragraph in relation to platforms (such as websites and apps) that have incorporated parts of the Australian Curriculum onto their platform so as to enable teachers to create their own teaching resources or to enable teachers to search and find resources aligned to parts of the Australian Curriculum:
“It is important to check the frequency with which the platform or app is updated and, if the platform or app allows users to download the Australian Curriculum to their portable device, how often and in what circumstances the user’s device synchronises with the platform.”
6. Australian Curriculum Review consultation - Your grant of licence to ACARA and your moral rights consent
In relation to any written feedback that you provide to ACARA as part of the Australian Curriculum Review consultation (excluding your personal name and any other information that could identify you personally), you/your organisation grants to ACARA a perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to:
a. adapt, edit or modify (ACARA does not attribute authorship);
b. communicate to the public on any platform;
d. publish (making the work public for the first time);
e. reproduce (such as by making photocopies);
f. sub-license; and
all your feedback, regardless of how that feedback is provided (for example, through the Australian Curriculum website or by submitting comments using email) for the purposes of:
- the Australian Curriculum review (including incorporating your organisation’s feedback into reports and referencing your organisation as having provided this feedback); and
- for other purposes relating to ACARA’s functions under the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008 (Cth).
You/your organisation consent to the performance of any of the following classes or types of acts or omissions by ACARA or any person claiming under or through ACARA (whether occurring before or after the consent is given):
a. using, reproducing or adapting all or any part of your feedback, without attribution or authorship;
b. supplementing your feedback with any other material;
c. using your feedback in a different context to that originally envisaged;
d. releasing your feedback to the public; and
e. incorporating your feedback into any platform (for example, a website or app).
7. No endorsement of products
ACARA does not endorse any product that uses the Australian Curriculum or make any representations as to the quality of such products. Any product that uses material published on this website should not be taken to be affiliated with ACARA or have the sponsorship or approval of ACARA. It is up to each person to make their own assessment of the product, taking into account matters including, but not limited to, the version number and the degree to which the materials align with the content descriptions and achievement standards (where relevant).
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ACARA has written to the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) directing CAL not to collect fees on ACARA’s behalf. This means that schools, education bodies and other organisations are not charged fees for copying the materials on this website, unless material is owned by a third party, in which case permission will need to be obtained from the third party to re-use their material.
9. Linked material available on third party websites
If this website contains links to your website and you have any objection to such linking, please contact ACARA by emailing to ([email protected]).
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The materials available on this website are made available by ACARA as an information source only.
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Last updated: April 2021