Australian curriculum

Position paper

An Australian Learning Lecture position paper on transforming the transition from school to higher education, life and work
2 Oct 2019

This position paper articulates an ambition for improving the education journeys of 15-19 year olds. It proposes three inter-locking proposals to improve the experience and life outcomes of all young people.

Discussion paper

26 Jun 2019

This paper, commissioned by the NSW Department of Education, addresses the issue of critical thinking, identified in the Australian curriculum as an important capability for the 21st Century. It considers the cognitive science evidence for how it is acquired, and what this means for educators...


30 Nov 2017

If the Australian workforce is to be prepared for the future, science technology engineering and mathematics practices must be embedded across the entire curriculum, according to this report.


18 Jan 2016

The past two decades have seen some evolution towards a more nationally consistent vocational education and training (VET) system. One of the challenges is to find the right balance between national consistency and appropriate flexibility, to accommodate the regional and local industry requirements and learner...


15 Nov 2015

This report details the findings from a nationwide survey of sexuality and gender diverse Australian secondary school students, entitled the Free2Be? project. The name, while also intended to be catchy and easy for young people to remember, was designed to address the fundamental project questions...


20 Oct 2015

The Australian Curriculum sets the expectations for what all Australian students should be taught, regardless of where they live or their background. For F-10, it means that students now have access to the same content, and their achievements can be judged against consistent national standards....

Literature review

12 Dec 2014

This document has been developed as part of the MDB futures research project ‘Towards Place Based Education in the Murray Darling Basin.’ The project explores the ways in which sustainability is understood in Murray Darling Basin (MDB) communities (including Indigenous, rural, small towns and regional...


24 Apr 2014

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority has released four new videos to support the Australian Curriculum. They are available in the F-10 Australian Curriculum playlist on the ACARA You Tube channel.

Journal article

30 Jun 2013

This article uses autoethnographic writing in a research study that encompasses aspects of a personal and professional journey to locate dance within school cultures. Critical Discourse Analysis was utilized to investigate factors impacting on the construction and realization of a dance curriculum for all primary...


15 Apr 2009

The aim of this strategy is to equip all Australians with the knowledge and skills required to live sustainably. The plan has been prepared in conjunction with the National Council on Education for Sustainability by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and...



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