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Curriculum

Queensland schools are currently implementing:

Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum External Link

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) External Link develops the Australian Curriculum with input from leading educators in each state. This includes participation and feedback from each schooling sector in Queensland, coordinated by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority External Link.

Queensland's implementation of the Australian Curriculum applies proven teaching and assessment practices and focuses on improving student achievement. In state schools this is guided by Every student succeeding - State Schools Strategy 2014-2018 Adobe PDF document.

A range of materials support Queensland teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum, including Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) (DETE employees only) materials for Queensland schools. C2C provides a comprehensive set of curriculum and assessment planning materials which Queensland schools adopt or adapt to meet their students' needs and to fit their local context.

Review of the Australian Curriculum

The Review of the Australian Curriculum - Final Report was published on the Students First External Link website on 10 October, 2014.

The Australian Government also released an initial response to the review report External Link which highlights five key themes: resolving the overcrowded curriculum; improving parental engagement around the curriculum; improving accessibility for all students; rebalancing the curriculum; and reviewing ACARA governance.

A process will be put in place for the Australian Government to discuss the thirty review recommendations with all State and Territory Ministers and decide the actions to be taken by ACARA.

Once ACARA has completed the required changes to the Australian Curriculum, each state schooling authority will determine a way forward and advise their schools on implementing changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Meanwhile the current State School expectations regarding the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, described in the P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework Microsoft® Word document remain in place.

Queensland curriculum

The Australian Curriculum will gradually replace the Queensland curriculum.

P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework

The P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework specifies the current requirements for Queensland state schools in delivering the curriculum from Prep to Year 12. The framework is accompanied by a series of policy statements providing further detail.

In implementing the P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework Queensland state schools:

Curriculum Activity Risk Management

The Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment Guidelines outline the risk level, qualifications required, and identified hazards of curriculum activities conducted at schools or other locations. Schools are required to complete Curriculum Activity Risk Assessments (CARAs) for curriculum activities to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

As part of our commitment to continually improving processes, schools can now complete CARAs in OneSchool. The CARA Guidelines for each activity have been revised to complement the new OneSchool CARA process. View the revised guidelines.

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This page was last reviewed on 07 Oct 2015

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