Information about Australia's curriculum standards can be found on the the Australian Curriculum website maintained by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment, and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Curriculum information can be browsed by subject area (e.g., science, languages), general capabilities (e.g., literacy, critical and creative thinking), or cross-curriculum priorities (e.g., sustainability).
General information about ACARA and the development of the curriculum standards can be found on the About page. Resources related to the F-10 curriculum and the senior secondary curriculum are also available.
A resources section highlighting information about curriculum connections, STEM, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture may also be useful to browse.
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products, and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. Their online research repository contains ACER's research available in digital form, including reports, working papers, conference papers, and newsletters. It is maintained by Cunningham Library and can be searched through the ACEReSearch interface. More information about ACER's areas of research and research capability can be found on the areas of research section of their website.
For information about cultural norms in Australia, try these resources:
To find more resources in the library catalog, try searching using the following keywords:
The Department of Education and Training is a governmental department responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education, and research. The Department works with states and territories to provide quality early learning, schooling, and improved student outcomes through parent engagement and quality teaching and learning environments.
The Department's website provides a variety of reports and resources related to schooling, early learning, and higher education. The website also contains a Document Library containing all publications and resources that can be searched to find relevant information.
Further resources related to the Department of Education and Training can be found on their webpage in the online Australian government directory.
Further information and resources can be found in the Education and Training Portfolio on the Australian governmental directory website. This page contains contact information for the Ministers of Education, as well as links to various educational agencies' websites, including the Department of Education and Training; the Australian Curriculum, Assessment, and Reporting Authority; and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
For a brief overview of the Australian educational system and related topics, try this article available in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library's reference collection:
Another useful background article is available through the library's online collection:
Publications from UNESCO and the CIA may also be of help in your research:
Information about school emergency drills such as fire drills or drills for other natural disasters may not be available online. However, another way to be prepared is to be aware of some of the common natural disasters that occur in Australia. Geoscience Australia is a governmental website containing more information about Australia's natural hazards, some of which are listed below:
These Australian education periodicals are available through the library's collection of online journals and can be searched for relevant articles:
There are many journals focused on various aspects of education in the Asia-Pacific region. The following journals are available online through the library's website and can be searched for relevant articles:
To find more information about the educational system of Australia, try these tips for searching the library catalog to find books, magazines or journals, DVDs, and many other resources:
Here are some keywords that may be useful in your search: