The Australian National Curriculum (Standards)

As announced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), in 2014 the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum was implemented for the four core subject areas. The national curriculum (educational standards) was implemented to improve the learning outcomes for Australian students regardless of their socio-educational advantages or disadvantage. The goals of the national standards are to rebalance the learning outcomes and improve accessibility for students with disabilities. Australia has worked towards this goal for two decades and now the first Australian national standards are available for use in schools across Australia. Using a blend of the best state and territory standards along with examples of standards from other countries across the world the standards have taken two to three years of development for each subject. In an effort to support 21st century learning, cross-curriculum priorities were included in addition to the learning areas and general capabilities. National standards in other subject areas such as the arts, civics, and business and economics are also in the process of being implemented. EdGate has these and other international standards available for licensing or for content correlation. If your company would is interested in having access to these or other international standards please contact your project manager or a member of our sales team.


By: Kathleen Ideguchi
Project Manager