The Australian Curriculum is designed to develop:
- successful learners
- confident and creative individuals
- active and informed young people who are ready to take their place in society.
It sets the goal for what all students should learn as they progress through their school life – wherever they live in Australia and whatever school they attend.
The Australian Curriculum with its eight learning areas provides a modern curriculum for every student in Australia. Included in the content of learning areas are seven general capabilities intended to help prepare young Australians to learn, live and work in the 21st century. There are three cross-curriculum priorities that are also a focus across the learning areas.
The Australian Curriculum is flexible so that teachers can plan the learning for all their students, also taking into account their local school community.