Review of the Australian Curriculum: ACARA 2020- 2022 timeline

Edited on November 23, 2020

On 12 June 2020, education ministers agreed that it was timely to review the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum, which has been in place since 2015.

In preparation for the review, ACARA consulted widely with key education stakeholders and groups to define the approach and scope of the review. This work informed the review’s Terms of reference (PDF 94 kb).

ACARA’s  program of research has benchmarked the Australian Curriculum against the curricula of Singapore, Finland, British Columbia and New Zealand, and sought feedback from state and territory jurisdictions through its annual monitoring process.

This work found that the Australian Curriculum is consistent with some of the best curricula internationally and is well-regarded by teachers across the country; but that it needs refining, updating and ‘decluttering’ to better support teachers.

ACARA is currently working closely with teachers, education sectors and all key stakeholders to review the Australian Curriculum.

Australian Curriculum Review Timeline 2020-2022