Education: A new national curriculum from 2016

Australian Education Council has endorsed Australian Curriculum in eight learning areas..

For over two decades, Australia has been moving towards a national approach to schooling, including a national curriculum. After all this time, and through collaborative efforts led by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and involving all Australian states and territories, the first truly Australian Curriculum is now available for use in Australian schools.

It is a national curriculum built on the best state and territory curricula and shaped by comparison with the best from overseas.


Media Release

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education and Training

Significant changes to the national curriculum from Foundation to Year 10 have been endorsed today by the Education Council, delivering on one of the Coalition Government’s key commitments.

The changes made to the Australian Curriculum by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) were in response to the Review of the Australian Curriculum initiated last year conducted by Professor Ken Wiltshire and Dr Kevin Donnelly.

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