All Australian students deserve access to a world-class curriculum that encourages diversity and allows schools flexibility in how it is taught.
In January 2014 the Australian Government announced an independent Review of the Australian Curriculum to evaluate the robustness, independence and balance of the Australian Curriculum, examining the content and development process. It also sought to understand whether the Australian Curriculum is delivering what students need, parents expect and the nation requires in an increasingly competitive world.
The Review of the Australian Curriculum was informed by consultation and research to ensure that a broad range of views on the curriculum were heard. These included stakeholder consultations, international and national research evidence and evaluation of Australian Curriculum learning area documentation by subject matter specialists. Members of the public also could also provide feedback through an online submission process.
Final report and initial Australian Government response.
The Review of the Australian Curriculum Final report was released in October 2014.
Australian Curriculum endorsed
On 18 September 2015 all Education Ministers endorsed the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum, including all learning areas and changes to the curriculum made following the Review of the Australian Curriculum. For a period of time, there will be two versions of the Australian Curriculum. This will allow teachers and schools to transition to the improved curriculum.
On 11 December 2015 Education- Ministers endorsed the information sheets developed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority to improve parental access to the Australian Curriculum. State and territory authorities can customise the information as required. The information sheets for parents are now available on the Australian Curriculum website.