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curriculum [n.]

[pl. curricula or curriculums] the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college.
- ORIGIN Latin ‘course, racing chariot’
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syllabus [n.]

[pl. syllabuses or syllabi] the topics in a course of study or teaching, especially for an examination.
-ORIGIN Latin, from Greek sittuba ‘title slip, label’
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Oxford Dictionaries

As a federal system, each state and territory developed their own curriculum. A national curriculum is now being implemented covering from Foundation [first year of school] to Year 12. This began with English, Mathematics, Science and History. To see its previous development, present status, and future proposals, visit The Australian Curriculum. This page indicates all current F-10 areas and their present stage of development and/or implementation. Be sure to check the National Curriculum information found in the Commonwealth section below.

This page covers curriculum and syllabuses in all states & territories, Commonwealth involvement now and into the future, other curriculum sources, more.

Some material has been moved to specific pages, e.g. Middle Years of School, Assessment, Vocational Education, Journals, … .

States & Territories

Australian Capital Territory

Australian Curriculum Implementation in the ACT

New South Wales

Australian Curriculum Implementation in NSW

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Northern Territory

Australian Curriculum Implementation in the Northern Territory

  • Board of Studies
    Curriculum, assessment, reporting, certification.
  • Curriculum Framework
    ‘Teachers will be using two curricula : Australian Curriculum and the NTCF to teach, assess and report. Learning Area Achievement Standards for the Northern Territory were developed to enable a consistent assessment and reporting methodology’.
  • Year 10 Curriculum
    Overview, Subject summaries, hours of study, assessment, reporting, more.

Queensland

Australian Curriculum Implementation in Queensland

  • Curriculum
    Summary of curriculum : Australian Curriculum implementation, senior schooling curriculum, Queensland Curriculum, framework. Education Queensland. Specific areas include :

South Australia

Australian Curriculum Implementation in South Australia

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Tasmania

Australian Curriculum Implementation in Tasmania

  • Curriculum
    Overview of curriculum in Tasmania and includes a link to the Tasmanian curriculum [below]. Links to information on implementation of the Australian curriculum in Tasmania. Multiple documents. Includes :

Victoria

Australian Curriculum Implementation in Victoria

Western Australia

Australian Curriculum Implementation in Western Australia

  • Courses
    WACE [senior secondary], more.
  • Curriculum and Assessment Outline
    ‘Sets out the curriculum, guiding principles for teaching, learning and assessment and support for teachers in their assessment and reporting of student achievement’.
  • Curriculum Framework K-10
    ‘Sets out the knowledge, understandings, skills, values and attitudes that students are expected to acquire’.

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Commonwealth

Australian Curriculum

Information Sheets [and Linked Pages]

Special Pages & Documents

Other Sites

  • Asia Education Foundation
    ‘AEF provides teachers, education leaders and school communities with innovative programmes, curriculum resources and networks to support the achievement of Asia literacy for every young Australian’.
  • Curriculum Organiser
    ‘Designed to organise curriculum for the individual teacher and the whole of school’. Free sample downloads. This is a fee-based program.
  • Education Services Australia
    ‘The company was established to support delivery of national priorities and initiatives in the schools, training and Higher Education sectors; acts as required as the legal company for the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood [SCSEEC]’.
  • Leading Curriculum Change
    ‘Online professional learning program for Australian teachers. It aims to build capacity throughout the profession. Registration is free for Australian school education professionals’.
  • National Digital Learning Resources Network
    ‘Contains over 20 000 digital resources that are free for use in all Australian schools. Resources are made available to teachers through state and territory portals or Scootle and to pre-service teachers through Scootle’.
  • National Museum of Australia
    ‘Our resources for classroom learning include units of work, activities, primary sources, resources to order, multimedia and more’. An emphasis is placed on Indigenous studies. Linked to specific curriculum areas/levels.
  • Review of the Australian Curriculum
    ‘The review will evaluate the robustness, independence and balance of the Australian Curriculum, examining the content and development process’.
  • Schools Online Thesaurus
    ‘Provides a controlled vocabulary of terms used in Australian and New Zealand schools. It encompasses all subject areas as well as terms describing educational and administrative processes’.
  • Scootle
    ‘Scootle is a content discovery portal containing more than 22 000 teaching resources. It includes features that support teachers to organise digital content and lessons’.

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Other Information

Other Curriculums

The following link to curriculums from other countries.

  • Curriculum, British Columbia
    ‘Sets education standards for students in grades K to 12 through the provincial curriculum. These are called Prescribed Learning Outcomes [PLOs]. PLOs outline the expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade and within each subject area’. Canada.
  • Edinformatics
    Information on curriculum at national and state level in the US. Links to other international curriculum sites. USA.
  • National Curriculum
    ‘The national curriculum for England to be taught in all maintained primary and secondary schools from September 2014’. Curriculum by key stages; Programs of study by subject; Other curriculum subjects; Curriculum changes : information for schools. UK.
  • Saskatchewan Learning
    Curriculum & Learning Resources. Information on individual areas including documents, related documents, resources, links to further Saskatchewan curriculum information. Canada.
  • The NZ Curriculum Online
    ‘Information, resources, news, advice and guidance, inspiring school stories, practical ideas, research reports, how to get support, more’.

General Sites

  • ACSA
    Australian Curriculum Studies Association. ‘Supporting the professional interests of educators in curriculum work from all levels and sectors within and beyond Australia’. Publications, IDEAS, Projects, Awards, Conferences, Events.
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    ‘A global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading’. Their journal Educational Leadership is worth considering.
  • Australasian Curriculum Assessment Certification Authorities
    ‘National body for the chief executives of the statutory bodies in the Australian States and Territories and New Zealand responsible for certificates of senior secondary education’.
  • Centre for Curriculum Redesign [CCR]
    ‘CCR brings together non-governmental organisations, jurisdictions, academic institutions, corporations, and organisations including foundations’. NSW DEC and Victoria are members.
  • Connexions
    ‘House[s] one of the largest repositories of open educational resources in the world. All materials are housed free of charge in a variety of formats. Content is accessible not only online, but in PDF and EPUB formats, as well as being available through a print-on-demand option’.
  • Curriculum Development
    UNESCO. Looks at different themes such as Inclusive education, Improved Reading in the Early Years. Their Knowledge Management Services is worth visiting.
  • Curriki
    ‘Curriki is an online community for creating and sharing curricula and teaching best practices’.
  • Free Curricula Centre
    ‘Producing and distributing university-level curricula that can be copied freely and modified cooperatively. Materials are released at no cost into the public domain or under an open source style license’.
  • International Baccalaureate Organisation
    Information about structure and content of the three [3] different program levels offered [based on ages].
  • Kraus Curriculum Development Library
    ‘Searchable database of curricula brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in Pre K-12 and Adult Basic Education’. Need to access via a group or organisation.

Journals

For all educational journals, see the Education Journals page.

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