Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has finalised the Australian Curriculum.

The Australian Curriculum is designed to help all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. Presented as a developmental sequence of learning from Foundation - Year 10, the Australian Curriculum describes to teachers, parents, students and others in the wider community what is to be taught and the quality of learning expected of young people as they progress through school.

The three-dimensional design of the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum recognises the importance of disciplinary knowledge, skills and understanding alongside general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities. Disciplinary knowledge, skills and understanding are described in the eight learning areas of the Australian Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies and Languages. The latter four learning areas have been written to include multiple subjects, reflecting custom and practice in the discipline. In each learning area or subject, content descriptions specify what young people will learn, and achievement standards describe the depth of understanding and the sophistication of knowledge and skill expected of students at the end of each year level or band of years.

Visit the Australian Curriculum website https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/.

School curriculum planning and documentation continues to describe scope and sequencing, content detail and resourcing.

Currently Year 11/12 course frameworks are developed by the Board of Senior Secondary Studies and used by schools to develop courses. They provide a framework for developing content and assessment. This will remain the case until the implementation of the senior years Australian Curriculum.

History of Canberra Education Resources

Centenary of Canberra history education resources on Canberra's selection and early development as the national capital are designed to generate discussion on aspects of Canberra's future.

Curriculum Programs

Resources and Publications