The proposal for an Australian Certificate of Education, recently articulated in an ACER report, is welcome, but needs to be integrated with a national curriculum and not added as a 10th certificate or layered over the top of existing arrangements. There is currently an incremental movement towards a national approach to school education. However, such incremental change may, either by design or neglect, make the achievement of an Australian curriculum more difficult for future generations by deflecting attention and resources away from the larger, more important goal.
Subject HeadingsFederal-state relations
Education aims and objectives
Teaching Australia has been established to be the national body for the teaching profession, promoting quality teaching and school leadership for the benefit of all Australians. As a strong unifying body acting in the interests of teachers and school leaders, we are working to bring greater recognition and acknowledgement of the high quality of the teaching profession in Australia. This document sets the scene for the teaching profession to engage in the development of national professional standards.
Subject HeadingsTeaching profession
Teaching and learning