Public consultation for the Australian Curriculum Review now closed
09 July 2021
The 10-week public consultation period on proposed revisions ended on 8 July 2021. All feedback will be reviewed and considered in finalising proposed changes to the Australian Curriculum.
The Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland is undertaking an independent analysis of the data collected through the online surveys and email submissions and will prepare consultation reports to assist ACARA in completing changes.
Cross-Curriculum Priorities in the Australian Curriculum Review
05 July 2021
During the public consultation on the Australian Curriculum Review, Australians have had a once-in-six-years opportunity to contribute their feedback and shape a revised Australian Curriculum. There has been considerable public engagement and discussion, as there should be, and all feedback will contribute to amendments to the final revised curriculum.
However, there have been some inaccuracies and misunderstandings in the debate regarding the cross-curriculum priorities (Sustainability, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority in particular, which plays a key role in addressing two important objectives of the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration.
National Report on Schooling in Australia 2019 released
16 June 2021
The National Report on Schooling in Australia for 2019 has been released today along with new data views showing, for the first time, longer-term trends and new presentations of data.
The report includes a summary of nationally agreed policy initiatives and a report on national key performance measures.
For the first time, longer-term trends in progress against key performance measures are included in the report. The National Report on Schooling data portal has been updated with new presentations of data on schools and schooling to reflect the availability of this trend data.Read more