Australian Curriculum

Welcome to The Australian Curriculum V7.2

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. 


ACARA Update October 8, 2014

Work studies curriculum released: helping young people navigate the world of work

ACARA has released the Australian Curriculum: Work Studies – a world-class, future-oriented curriculum for students in Years 9–10. Work studies is a stand-alone curriculum and has been designed as an elective subject. The work studies curriculum is a response to key work-related issues young people are facing today and in the future. It provides young people with the essential knowledge, understanding and skills for participation in the rapidly changing world of work, aiming to help them plan and shape their future and make a contribution to the wider community. Work studies is designed for all students, whether they follow a vocational or academic path.

The work studies curriculum is now available for use, but is awaiting endorsement from the Education Council.

See the work studies curriculum at the Australian Curriculum website.

New 'Humanities and social sciences' landing page               

The Australian Curriculum website now provides a landing page for all the humanities and social sciences subjects, giving teachers a tool to make good connections of key ideas and skills across subjects.                              

See the new landing page on the Australian Curriculum website

ACARA UPDATE Extra, October 13, 2014

Message from the Chairman, ACARA, regarding the report of the Review of the Australian Curriculum

The Board and staff of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) will take the opportunity to read the report of the Review of the Australian Curriculum now that it has been released. ACARA notes that Minister Pyne will discuss the report with state and territory ministers at the December meeting of the Education Council. ACARA will offer comments and advice to that Council meeting.

Professor Barry McGaw AO
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority 

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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

• Gifted and Talented Education

• Learning and Teaching Unit Design

• Mapping the General Capabilities

• Multi-age Classes

• Teaching History

• The General Capabilities

• Developing Rubrics for the Australian Curriculum

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

Beyond Bloom: Critical and Creative Thinking (Advanced)

Critical and Creative Thinking: Primary

Critical and Creative Thinking: Secondary

Assessment and Student Diversity

Also scheduled are workshop series in the Gifted and Talented area. To view these, click here.

To register for any of these workshops, go to

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New Australian Curriculum Resources 2014

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

Useful Websites

Assessment, Moderation and Reporting

The following documents have been added to Support and Resources / 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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