The Australian Curriculum provides schools, teachers, parents and students a clear understanding of what students should learn. This curriculum applies no matter where a student lives or what school system they're in. A revised Australian Curriculum will be released in 2022.

The Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum guides what students learn in school.

State, territory and non-government education authorities are responsible for delivering the Australian Curriculum. This includes decisions about:

  • Timeframes
  • Classroom practices
  • Complementing resources.
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Overview of the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum

The Foundation (Preschool/Kindergarten) up to Year 10 Curriculum provides:

  • Curriculum content
  • An achievement standard in each subject
  • Flexibility for teachers to personalise student learning and respond to student needs and interests.

The Australian Curriculum includes: 

  • eight key learning areas—English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Technologies and the Arts
  • seven general capabilities—literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology capability, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, intercultural understanding, and ethical understanding
  • three cross-curriculum priorities—sustainability, Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
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Review of the Australian Curriculum

On 12 June 2020 a review of the Australian Curriculum commenced to:

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority is undertaking the review. 

Have your say during the public consultation window from 29 April to 8 July  2021.  

Feedback from all stakeholders and the community is welcome via an online survey

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Projects and programs that support the Curriculum

Various Australian Government programs and initiatives support the Australian Curriculum.

Find support for:

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Understand the Australian Curriculum, how it's developed and get resources to support delivery: