Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Updated: 13 August 2014

Public Consultation into the Draft Australian Curriculum

In May 2013, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority released its draft curriculum Draft Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship for public comment. The draft curriculum was intended to ensure that students could develop:

  • a lifelong sense of belonging to and engagement with civic life as an active and informed citizen in the context of Australia as a secular democratic nation with a dynamic, multicultural and multi-faith society;
  • knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the values, principles, institutions and practices of Australia's system of democratic government and law, and the role of the citizen in Australian government and society;
  • skills – including analysis, synthesis, collaboration, decision-making, reflection and communication – to undertake inquiry into contemporary civics and citizenship, to foster responsible participation in Australia's democracy; and
  • the capacities and dispositions to participate in the civic life of their nation at a local, regional and global level.

The AEC provided the following submission.

Sub: n/a
Date: August 2013
Title: Draft Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship – Response from the Australian Electoral Commission

Further detail on the public consultation is available from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority consultation website.