Monitoring of the Australian Curriculum Report 2019: an ACT cross-sectoral response

Edited on October 09, 2019

As part of ACARA’s commitment to provide advice to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council on the scope of refinements to the Australian Curriculum, feedback has been sought from all State and Territory curriculum authorities on the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. The feedback sought is based on identified themes in ACARA’s program of research on international trends in curriculum design. ACARA has invited a response from all sectors in the ACT on the following:

  1. Essential content – Is there room for improving the content of the Australian Curriculum to allow more depth and rigour over breadth?
  2. The place of the general capabilities – Are there better ways of embedding the general capabilities into the learning area content and achievement standards?
  3. Recognition of First Peoples – Is the place of Australia’s First Peoples appropriately covered by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture cross curriculum priority?
  4. Support for implementation – What advice and resources could ACARA provide to better support teachers to implement the curriculum?

This report is the collaborative work of the ACT Education Directorate (ACTED), Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn Catholic Education (CECG) and the Association of Independent Schools ACT (AISACT) in response to the aforementioned themes. Read more: 2019 Monitoring the Australian Curriculum Report