Syllabus Review

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) is the statutory authority responsible for the development and accreditation of courses and the standards, assessment and certification of student achievement.

The Authority gathers a range of information through monitoring the implementation of its courses. This involves:

  • analysis of enrolment and completion data
  • consideration of issues identified in school moderation processes
  • analysis of trends in external assessment results
  • interaction with teachers and liaison with subject associations that contribute practitioner views
  • input from the Authority‚Äôs Curriculum Advisory Committees (CACs), key stakeholders and representative groups
  • outcomes of focus groups or consultation meetings.


The information gathered during this monitoring period, provides the basis for the Authority to identify courses to be reviewed. The review of a course may result in no change, minor, moderate or major revisions to the course syllabus/es.

The syllabuses of the following courses are currently being reviewed:

  • Years 11 and 12 Animal Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Integrated Science (General)
  • Years 11 and 12 Physical Education Studies (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Plant Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies (ATAR, General)
  • Years 11 and 12 Ancient History (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Computer Science (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Design (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Economics (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Engineering Studies (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Human Biology (General)
  • Years 11 and 12 Modern History (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Music (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Psychology (ATAR).


Updates about the review of these course syllabuses will be communicated via the Authority's 11to12 Circular. Further information is also available on the relevant course page.