The Australian Framework for Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Schools

On 5 October 2023, Education Ministers approved the Australian Framework for Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Schools - providing guidance on understanding, using and responding to generative AI in Australian school-based education.

The Australian Framework for Generative AI in Schools (the Framework) seeks to guide the responsible and ethical use of generative AI tools in ways that benefit students, schools, and society. The Framework supports all people connected with school education including school leaders, teachers, support staff, service providers, parents, guardians, students and policy makers.

The Framework is based on 6 guiding principles:

  1. Teaching and Learning 
  2. Human and Social Wellbeing
  3. Transparency
  4. Fairness
  5. Accountability
  6. Privacy, Security and Safety

The Framework will be implemented from Term 1 2024. Trials consistent with these 6 guiding principles are already underway across jurisdictions.

A key concern for Education Ministers is ensuring the protection of student privacy. As part of implementing the Framework, Ministers have committed $1 million for Education Services Australia to update existing privacy and security principles to ensure students and others using generative AI technology in schools have their privacy and data protected.

The Framework was developed by the National AI in Schools Taskforce, with representatives from the Commonwealth, all jurisdictions, school sectors, and all national education agencies - Educational Services Australia (ESA), Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), and Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO).

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