Curriculum In QLD

Senior schooling

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) developed the Economics General Senior Syllabus 2019, version 1.1.

The syllabus, teaching and assessment resources are located on the QCAA website. Further resources and information are available to practising Queensland teachers. These are located on the QCAA school portal, and access to this site is provided by the school employer. Please see your Queensland school employer to arrange access.

The QCAA has a Principal Education Officer responsible for the administration of Economics as a subject in Queensland. The contact details are Economics@qcaa.qld.edu.au. Register here for access to the QCAA newsletter and memos.

Some schools offer the International Baccalaureate Program.

Syllabus review: Revised syllabuses are developed for implementation every five years. Syllabuses developed in the current syllabus review and revision process will be implemented with Year 11 students in 2024. Further details are provided on the QCAA website.

Syllabus review feedback: At the QETA professional development conference on 21 July, 2021, QETA took the opportunity to seek feedback to the 2019 Economics Senior Syllabus from members present. The feedback obtained is available here . Members are always encouraged to provide feedback to QCAA with respect to what works well in the syllabus, and what could be improved or sharpened.

Junior schooling

Queensland schools plan, teach, assess and report according to the Australian Curriculum. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has developed Economics and Business Australian Curriculum for Years 5-10. Information and resources are located on the QCAA website and the Australian Curriculum website.

Australian Curriculum review: On 12 June 2020, education ministers agreed that it was timely to review the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum, which had been in place since 2015. The public consultation period is 10-week public comment window commencing 28 April 2021. Register here for the ACARA monthly newsletter. The revised curriculum will be implemented at the beginning of 2022.

Australian Curriculum review feedback: QETA sought feedback from members to the review of the Economics and Business Australian Curriculum, Years 7-10, during their survey review period. The aim of QETA’s involvement is to work with ACARA is develop an Economics and Business curriculum that teachers want to teach and that students want to learn. To support members and their review of the proposed changes, QETA held three open online meetings to facilitate discussion and an understanding of the proposed curriculum. During this period, QETA surveyed members to capture their views so these could be feedback to ACARA. The outcome of the survey, and the QETA response to ACARA is available here.

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