Australian Curriculum

Welcome to The Australian Curriculum V7.3

Welcome to The Australian Curriculum: Support and Resources 
Phase One of the Australian Curriculum was to be implemented by the end of 2013 in the Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science and History. Professional Learning workshops and resources to assist Principals and Schools have been developed to support schools. Further advice, support and resources will be added as Updates. This initiative is part of AISSA’s implementation strategy for the Australian Curriculum. 


Principal Update 2, 20 January 2015.

Recommendations from the Pyne Review have gone to the Education Council in December 2014. In the meantime the following advice is given.

Schools should continue to implement the Australian Curriculum and should be delivering the curriculum content as outlined in Phase 1 Subjects. Schools would be wise, at the minimum, to be considering the other Curriculum statements and auditing current content against them.

Although not yet mandated, schools are advised to be addressing the issue of achievement standards, assessment and reporting as described in the Australian Curriculum.

Please direct inquiries about matters connected to the Australian Curriculum to Carolyn Grantskalns, Chief Executive. 

 Principal Update 1 - 18 November 2014

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Professional Learning
Janet Farrall, Senior Educational Consultant, and Marg Taylor, AISSA Consultant are available to offer you and your Leadership team in-school advice and support on leading the  implementation of the Australian Curriculum. This assistance is free. Professional Learning options have been developed which you can access and/or tailor to your school’s individual needs.

Professional Learning Options available:

• Achievement Standards, Moderation and Assessment Task Design

• Critical, Creative and Reflective thinking 

• Developing Rubrics for the Australian Curriculum

• Gifted and Talented Education

• Learning and Teaching Unit Design

• Mapping the General Capabilities

• Multi-age Classes

• Teaching History

• The General Capabilities

Principals and Curriculum leaders who wish to access this support are invited to contact Roger Anderson, Deputy Chief Executive, or Janet Farrall,

Below are the central professional learning workshops scheduled for 2015.

Assessment in the Australian Curriculum F-10

Assessment and Student Diversity

Beyond Bloom: Critical and Creative Thinking (Advanced)

Critical and Creative Thinking: Primary

Critical and Creative Thinking: Secondary

Depth and Complexity Icons

Master Class 1: Quality Questioning

Also scheduled are workshop series in the Gifted and Talented area.

Providing for Gifted and Talented Learners - Primary

Providing for Gifted and Talented Learners - Secondary

Differentiation for all Learners including the Gifted

Giftedness and Early Childhood

To register for any of these workshops, go to

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New Australian Curriculum Resources 2015

Please note that AISSA does not endorse external workshops nor does AISSA have any responsibility for their content.

NEW Resources from the AISSA Australian Curriculum web pages.

 Assessment, Moderation and Reporting

Learning Area Audit Tools

Audit tools for The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts) have been added recently.

Resources for the Thinking General Capability

This new page has been created to publish and share Teaching Units based on various curriculum models, for example, Bloom's Taxonomy. These resources may be used freely but with acknowledgement.


A new Australian Curriculum Unit template that incorporates academic vocabulary has been added to the list of available templates in Support and Resources.

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