All Australian students deserve access to a world-class curriculum that encourages diversity and which allows schools flexibility over how it is taught.
The Australian Government established the Review of the Australian Curriculum in January 2014. The review evaluated the robustness, independence and balance of the process and development of the Australian Curriculum. 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 had a chance to have their say through an online submission process.
The Review of the Australian Curriculum Final Report was released in October 2014.
Australian Government’s initial response to the Review of the Australian Curriculum
The Review of the Australian Curriculum – Initial Australian Government Response is available here.
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 that were made following the Review of the Australian Curriculum.
Australian education ministers have endorsed the Foundation – Year 10 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.
Click here to find out what has changed in the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum.
On 11 December 2015, Ministers endorsed the information sheets have been developed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to improve parental access to the Australian Curriculum. They can be customised by state and territory authorities as required. The information sheets for parents have now been published on the Australian Curriculum website.