Syllabus Review

Consultation is an important part of the Authority's curriculum and assessment development and review process.

You are invited to participate in the Authority's consultation process on the proposed revisions to the following course syllabuses:

  • Years 11 and 12 Drama (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Geography (ATAR)
  • Years 11 and 12 Media Production and Analysis (ATAR).


Teachers and stakeholders are invited to register to attend face-to-face or a Webex information meeting to:

  • identify the main changes between the current and the proposed course syllabuses
  • learn about the draft revised syllabuses
  • ask questions
  • provide feedback through an online survey.


Visit the Events page to register for an information meeting.

Teachers and stakeholders are requested to bring their own copy of the draft materials with them when attending information meetings.

Following the information meeting, teachers and stakeholders are encouraged to complete the syllabus review consultation survey.

The information meetings are free to attend. Please note that schools will be responsible for teacher relief and any travel and accommodation expenses involved.

The proposed draft syllabuses for Drama are available to download below. If you are attending the Drama Syllabus Review meeting, you will need to bring a copy of the draft materials with you.

The proposed draft syllabuses for Geography are available to download below. If you are attending the Geography Syllabus Review meeting, you will need to bring a copy of the draft materials with you.

The proposed draft syllabuses for Media Production and Analysis are available to download below. If you are attending the Media Production and Analysis Syllabus Review meeting, you will need to bring a copy of the draft materials with you.

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’s 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:

  • Year 11 and 12 Animal Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Drama (ATAR)
  • Year 12 English as an Additional Language or Dialect (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Geography (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Integrated Science (General)
  • Year 11 and 12 Media Production and Analysis (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Physical Education Studies (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Plant Production Systems (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies (ATAR, General)
  • Year 11 and 12 Ancient History (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Computer Science (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Design (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Economics (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Engineering Studies (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Human Biology (General)
  • Year 11 and 12 Modern History (ATAR)
  • Year 11 and 12 Music (ATAR)
  • Year 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.