Queensland Economics Teachers Association

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Australian Curriculum Economics & Business

The Australian Curriculum in Economics and Business: Years 5-10 is developed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and reporting Authority (ACARA) www.acara.edu.au and is to be implemented by all states in Australia.

The Curriculum in Economics and Business comes from the Shape Paper: Economics and Business which can be found at http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Shape+of+the+Australian+Curriculum++Economics+and+Business.pdf .
This paper sets the broad direction for Economics and Business Years 5 to 12. The curriculum will enable students to engage with the economy as business and financially literate citizens locally, nationally, regionally and globally, both now and in the future.

ACARA has developed an Information Sheet on the Economics and Business Curriculum and this can be found at http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Draft_Australian_Curriculum_-_Economics_and_Business_-_Information_sheet_May_2013.pdf . It will be updated further when new information is available.

The draft of the Years 5-10 Australian Curriculum: Business and Economics can be found on the ACARA website at http://consultation.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Static/docs/HSS/Draft%20Years%203%20-%2010%20Australian%20Curriculum%20-%20Economics%20and%20Business%20-%20May%202013.pdf 
You will need to register to access the document, but this is free and not time consuming.

Implementation of the Years 5-10 Economics and Business Curriculum will depend on School Systems Guidelines and also individual schools.

Further information will be added as it becomes available.

QETA conducted a series of feedback meetings to gather teacher feedback. These were compiled into a submission to ACARA in response to the document. This submissions can be read by accessing the file “QETA Submission”.

The following articles published in Econopak from 2014 onward are relevant to this topic:

 What Matters Most  Number 1 2015
 Banking on Shaky Ground  Number 1 2015
 Year 5 -10 Economics and Business Number 3 2014
 Global Issues Malaria Sucks  Number 1 2014

The following articles are available to download:

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