We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Statement by ACARA Board Chair on the resignation of ACARA CEO

26 September 2023

Following a successful 4-year tenure leading ACARA, Mr David de Carvalho has tendered his resignation as CEO in order to take up another opportunity in the education sector.

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Consultation has opened for the next Australian Curriculum: Languages being reviewed

21 September 2023

The next phase of the Languages curriculum review is underway. ACARA has released proposed revisions to the Australian Curriculum: Languages (Auslan and Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages Framework) for public comment.

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New resource for teachers to support students with their mental health

18 September 2023

A new online resource for teachers to help students develop their understanding of the factors that influence their mental health and wellbeing and that of others has been developed by ACARA, working with experts from Beyond Blue, Headspace and the National Mental Health Commission.   

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ACARA submission: Inquiry into the use of generative artificial intelligence in the Australian education system

27 July 2023

Read ACARA’s submission which focusses on how the new v9 Australian Curriculum can be used to teach students about the key mathematical, scientific and technological concepts that underpin the development and use of artificial intelligence, and to provide opportunities for discussing its ethical use.

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Response to NAPLAN media stories by ACARA CEO David de Carvalho

29 November 2022

League tabling of schools by media outlets using NAPLAN data can be misleading as it doesn’t take into account the socio-educational advantage of different school communities. See ACARA CEO David de Carvalho’s response to recent media articles ranking schools

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The Australian Curriculum is moving from Version 8.4 to Version 9.0

26 April 2022

The Australian Curriculum Version 9.0 was approved by education ministers on 1 April 2022. It sets high expectations for what all students should know and be able to do, and supports improvement in Australia’s educational performance.


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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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