In 2012, Queensland schools will plan, teach, assess and report English, Mathematics and Science across the year levels using the Australian Curriculum. Teachers will also have the opportunity to become familiar with the new P–10 History curriculum. Focus on the Queensland curriculum will be maintained for all other learning areas.
In 2013, Queensland schools will plan, teach, assess and report History across the year levels using the Australian Curriculum. Focus on the Queensland curriculum will be maintained for the remaining learning areas. Information about the implementation of Phase 2 and Phase 3 learning areas will be available in 2012.
The QSA, in collaboration with Queensland’s school sectors, has developed a comprehensive implementation framework organised under five key areas:
- guidelines and advice
- resource development
- professional development
- ICT infrastructure.
By the end of 2013, Queensland schools will have achieved substantial implementation of the Phase 1 Australian Curriculum P–10 learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science and History.
ACARA has advised that it will publish Phase 2 and 3 learning areas (Geography, The Arts, Health & Physical Education, Civics & Citizenship, Technologies, Economics & Business, and Languages) during 2013. As there are a large number of Languages, publication will continue into 2014.
QSA will continue to support implementation of the P–10 Australian Curriculum in Queensland by developing resources and delivering initial professional development.
Advice and guidelines
Australian Curriculum: History and Studies of Society and Environment
This paper supports school decision making about implementing the Australian Curriculum: History and the other components of the Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) key learning area (KLA) across P–10 in 2013.
- History and Studies of Society and Environment (PDF, 271 kB)
Advice about planning options
Reporting student achievement and progress in Prep to Year 10
This paper was developed as a part of the advice and guidelines to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in Queensland schools in 2012. The advice on reporting will inform the ongoing development of resources by the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA), school sectors and schools.
Year 7 and the Australian Curriculum
This paper provides advice for Year 7 teachers of English, Mathematics, Science and History while Year 7 is in the primary school setting.
Entitlement and Year 10
This paper builds on the Time allocations and entitlement: Implementing the Australian Curriculum F(P)–10 report and advice (QSA, July 2011), and outlines particular considerations related to Year 10.
Prep–Year 2 (P–2) planning learning, assessment and reporting
P–2 curriculum, assessment and reporting: Advice and guidelines is a resource to support curriculum planning, teaching and learning, assessing and reporting across P–2 as Queensland moves to teaching and learning informed by the Australian Curriculum.
P–2 curriculum, assessment and reporting: Advice and guidelines incorporates the three interim information statements published by the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) in December 2011: Planning learning in P–2, Assessment in P–2 and Reporting in P–2.
Schooling sectors will provide additional support that is specific to Catholic, Independent and State schools.
This paper provides advice about time allocations and entitlement as a starting point for decisions about timetabling.
- Report: Time allocations and entitlement (PDF, 198 kB)
- Advice: Time allocations and entitlement (PDF, 177 kB)
Assessment standards and reporting
This report describes proposals for the development of assessment and standards advice P–10.
Last updated: 13 December 2012