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Help understanding the Australian curriculum

Discussion in 'Australia - Staffroom' started by glenister_kj, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. glenister_kj

    glenister_kj New commenter

    Hi all,

    I am looking for some help/guidance if possible? I’ve been offered and accepted a job in a nice area of Queensland and will be relocating to Australia over the next few months.

    I want to be as prepared as possible so am researching the curriculum.

    Are there examining boards like the UK?
    Are there schemes of work which teachers follow?

    All I can seem to find is this:


    It’s somewhat “vague”.

    Thanks for any help in advance
  2. Nalababy

    Nalababy New commenter

    Hi I'm not sure it's too late to respond, but I just do now anyway.
    There is no examining board nor schemes like UK has.
    Yes, it is vague.
    Not sure which subject you are teaching, but what I do is make up some assessments from my teaching resources which you can measure the achievement standard.

    Hope you will have wonderful time teaching in Australia.
  3. beutmi_bremer

    beutmi_bremer New commenter

    Depending on what you are teaching, your school should have a unit plan. Senior subjects this year have changed to what they call ATAR and are different to what was taught previously. Your first port of call should be at the QCAA website.


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