Queensland Economics Teachers Association

Curriculum - Links to QCAA and ACARA

Economics in Queensland is delivered by teachers using the 2010 Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Economics Syllabus. This can be accessed at https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/downloads/senior/snr_economics_10_syll.pdf. In 2019 this will be available for use by Year 12 students only.

In 2019, the Year 11 cohort will commence study using the 2019 Economics Syllabus. This is available on the QCAA website in the school portal and also available at https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/downloads/portal/syllabuses/snr_economics_19_syll.pdf   

The QCAA has an education officer who is responsible for the administration of Economics as a subject in Queensland. 

Also, there is a small, but growing number of schools who deliver Economics through the International Baccalaureate Program. Details of Economics in the IB Program can be found at: http://www.ibo.org/diploma/curriculum/group3/economics.cfm

Currently, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has developed Economics and Business within the Australian Curriculum for Years 5-9. This can be found at https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/p-10/qld-curriculum/yrs-1-9-sose 

Assessment for Years 5-9 can be found at: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/p-10/qld-curriculum/yrs-1-9-sose/assessment