Complete the general capabilities survey
Once you begin the general capabilities survey you will be able to select the specific general capabilities you want to comment on. You can of course comment on more than one general capability.
Complete the cross-curriculum priorities survey
Once you begin the cross-curriculum priorities survey you will be able to select the specific general capabilities you want to comment on. You can of course comment on more than one general capability.
The public consultation window is 10 weeks, from 29 April until 8 July 2021.
Revisions to all eight learning areas (English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education, and Languages), five general capabilities and three cross-curriculum priorities are available for consultation.
This is a public consultation – anyone can provide feedback. Feedback will help us ensure the Australian Curriculum remains world class and meets the needs of students.
Feedback can be provided by completing an online survey. There are separate surveys for each learning area, the general capabilities and the cross-curriculum priorities. The surveys can be found on the Australian Curriculum consultation website: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/consultation
The online survey can be completed by individuals or groups, such as schools and professional associations. The learning area survey is designed so you can give high-level feedback about the overall proposed revisions or more detailed feedback about specific year levels.
The consultation version of the Australian Curriculum for each learning area is provided in three formats. You can choose the format that best suits you – a full version showing all the curriculum elements, a version showing just the scope and sequence of learning, and a comparative document showing the proposed revisions against the current curriculum.
Yes. You will notice each content description in each curriculum has a code, and elaborations are numbered. To make comments about a specific content description or elaboration, simply refer to the code or number.
You may also choose to make comments on a specific year level of a curriculum – for example, Foundation – rather than commenting on the entire Foundation – Year 10 curriculum in a given subject.
Yes, you can save it and go back. You are able to enter responses in the survey until you submit your feedback, but please note you will not be able to go in and change responses after you submit it. For more information, please refer to the survey information sheet.
At the end of the consultation window, all feedback will be reviewed and considered in finalising the revised Australian Curriculum. The Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland has been contracted to undertake an independent analysis of the data collected through the surveys and to develop reports to assist ACARA in making final revisions. The final revisions will then be provided to education ministers for their consideration and endorsement.
Consultation feedback reports that provide a summary of the feedback and key themes arising will be published on the ACARA website. The reports will provide a summary of the demographics of respondents and reference the names of organisations that provided feedback, but will not include information about individuals who provided feedback
The review of all 16 languages will be undertaken in stages, with Chinese, French, Italian and Japanese completed first and along with other learning areas. The remaining 12 languages will be reviewed by the end of 2023.
Consultation feedback reports summarising all feedback received will be available on the ACARA consultation website, following education ministers’ approval of the final revisions. The updated curriculum will be available on an improved, redesigned Australian Curriculum website at the start of 2022.