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The Faculty of Education Guide to Writing and Referencing [PDF 476.3 KB] is intended for use by students and staff of the Faculty and across all units. It provides guidance on writing, grammar, spelling and referencing, with a broad focus on presentation.

Additional learning support options are listed under Literacy and Numeracy above.

Given the flexibility of viewing the Australian Curriculum online, there have been challenges in establishing a consistent referencing standard. Few individual pages have version numbers and dates ascribed to them.

For an overall history of the versions of the Australian Curriculum go to the footer in any web page on the Australian Curriculum homepage, under Other Links, choose About the Australian Curriculum, and choose Curriculum Version History.

In order to determine the date of the curriculum for specific parts, and to appropriately reference it, follow the steps outlined below:

To obtain a document that includes all Levels for a Learning Area

  1. Go to: Australian Curriculum Download page
  2. Choose the components you want to download into a complete document e.g. F-10 Curriculum > English (the pdf includes English Foundation to Year 10, all achievement standards & all level content descriptions).'

    Choose components page
  3. The PDFcover page provides information on year levels, curriculum version, and version date, for example, Friday 16 December, 2016.

To obtain a document that allows you to select and create pdf documents of more details for Year Levels | Strands | General Capabilities | Cross Curriculum Priorities, (etc).

PDF Cover page

  1. Go to: Australian Curriculum Download page
  2. From the ribbon across the top of the page choose a tab to access either the F-10 Curriculum or Senior secondary curriculum > Learning area from the drop down menu e.g. F-10 Curriculum > English

    F-10 Curriculum choices
  3. Select more options from tabs: Year Levels | Strands | General Capabilities | Cross Curriculum Priorities |Additional Information
    • Each tab allows for more specific selection e.g. Year Levels > Year 3 > Submit
    • Or e.g. Senior secondary Curriculum > Mathematics > Essential Mathematics
    • Select All or individual Unit levels > Submit
    • To create a pdf from the resulting webpage > Print Page icon at top right of page > Destination > Save as PDF
  4. Some resulting documents may contain the curriculum version date in the footer of the document.  If not, go to the bottom of the Australian Curriculum website homepage > Other Links > About the Australian Curriculum. Choose > Curriculum Version History – which will tell you the version history including the latest version of the curriculum and the year it was published.

    The version number and date of publication will potentially change several times a year and so you should download the most recent version prior to referencing the curriculum in any of your assignments.

Citing the Australian Curriculum

Reference List

(remembering to include the hanging indent)

Where you are citing URLs it is wise to include the date that you accessed it (after the URL), although this is not absolutely required by APA. For example:

Bibliography

Example

Electronic/Online Australian Curriculum Document

General

       Author. (Version Date). Title: Curriculum Level: Learning area: Year Level (Version x.x). Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/download/f10 on [Download date] [day] [month] [year]

       Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2016). Australian Curriculum: Foundation to year 10 curriculum: English: Year 3 (Version 8.3). Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/english/curriculum/f-10?layout=1#cdcode=ACELA1428&level=F on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

More detailed

       Author. (Version Date). Title: Curriculum Level: Learning area: Year Level: Content Description: Paragraph number (Version x.x). Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/download/f10 on [Download date] [day] [month] [year]

       Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2016). Australian Curriculum: Foundation to year 10 curriculum: English: Year 3: Language for interaction: ACELA1476 (Version 8.3). Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/english/curriculum/f-10?layout=1#cdcode=ACELA1428&level=F on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

Physical/Hardcopy Australian Curriculum Document

       Author. (Publication/Version Date). Title: Curriculum Level: Learning Area: Strand: Unit (Version x.x). Place of Publication: Publisher.

       Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2015). Australian Curriculum: Senior secondary curriculum: Mathematics: Essential mathematics: Unit 3 (Version 7.5). Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority , Canberra, ACT.

In-Text

Example

First time

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2016).

If you are making a direct quote, or referring to a specific section of the curriculum you should include the Curriculum identifier

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2016, ACELA1476).

Second & subsequent citations

(ACARA, 2016)

Citing a specific section of the curriculum you should include the Curriculum identifier

(ACARA, 2015, ACELA1476)

PASS is an internationally recognised academic support program. It is a non-remedial program and focuses on supporting your learning and connecting you with your peers and discipline. PASS offers regularly scheduled, out of class review sessions, to all students enrolled in a PASS-supported unit.

Sessions are led by PASS Leaders (previous successful students) and are planned, informal seminars, in which you will review notes, discuss readings, develop organisational tools and prepare for exams. These free one-hour weekly study sessions aim to make learning interactive and enjoyable.

To find out if your Unit is PASS support, check on the PASS Website, or contact your Unit Coordinator.

For Literacy and Numeracy Resources please refer to the Literacy and Numeracy section above.

The University provides excellent Student Learning Opportunities, including structured foundation and preparation programs and informal Peer Assisted and Drop In sessions. For more information and to discover the right option for you, visit Student Support and Development or speak with your Faculty officer or Student Advisor.