Ministers will task the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) with examining ways to develop and make available to teachers, optional supports to assist the implementation of the national curriculum.
In developing advice to Education Ministers, ACARA will consult with the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO), the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Education Services Australia, states and territories, sectors, the teacher and principal workforce and unions. ACARA should also take into account the experience of, and lessons learned from, jurisdictions that have undertaken similar exercises, for example, Queensland’s Curriculum to the Classroom (C2C) initiative.
ACARA and AERO will also provide advice on the frequency of the Australian Curriculum Review cycle to reduce workload for schools.
Timing and key next steps
Education Ministers will task ACARA at the last meeting of 2022 to report back at the second Education Ministers Meeting (EMM) of 2023.
ACARA has commissioned an evaluation of the process for the most recent curriculum review, and for monitoring the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, and will report back to EMM at the first meeting of 2023 on recommended changes.