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ACARA has released the updated Australian Curriculum website which includes the revised HASS curriculum for 2017. The amended curriculum has attempted to address the concerns of overcrowding in the primary years with a single HASS curriculum and Achievement Standard for F-6. In 7-10 ACARA has maintained discrete disciplines within HASS […]

Australian Curriculum Update


Paul Foley (South Australia) has been elected as the new President of HTAA at the recent AGM. He is joined by Dr Rosalie Triolo (Victoria), our new Vice President and Pip Macdonald (Queensland) as Honorary Treasurer. We would like to thank Paul Kiem and Richard Smith, outgoing Vice President and […]

New HTAA Executive


Congratulations to Anne Gripton who is the inaugural recipient of the HTAA – Gandel Holocaust Studies Scholarship funded by the Solomear Gruener Endowment Fund. The Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators is an 18 day seminar run by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. The program is designed to enable educators […]

Scholarship Winner Announced



The 2015 annual HTAA National Conference will be hosted by HTAV and held at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne. The conference begins on Tuesday 19th September and concludes on Friday 2nd October. Keynote speakers include Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick, Dr Stéphane Lévesque and Mr Bruce Pascoe. For more details, please visit www.htav.asn.au/conference/program-14/program

2015 HTAA National Conference


Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Australian History Competition this year. The national winner for the Year 8 competition was Tommy Kwon from Penrith High School who achieved 100%. In the Year 10 competition there were joint winners: Thomas Jones from Fort St High School and Jessica […]

Australian History Competition 2015 winners





HTAA response to Minister For Education Christopher Pyne’s announcement of a review of the Australian Curriculum On 10 January this year Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, announced a review of the Australian Curriculum as part of the Coalition’s Students First policy. The review will be undertaken by Professor Ken […]

HTAA 21 January 2014


A history of misinformation: Pyne spreads curriculum myths Dr Louise Zarmati, Deakin University This article was first published by Dr Louise Zarmati on The Conversation website in response to comments made by Shadow Minister for Education Christopher Pyne on the ABC’s Q&A program on 23 July 2012. It has been […]

HTAA 23 July 2012



HTAA Feedback on Senior Ancient History and Modern History General Developing a national response to ACARA’s senior national curriculum draft is not easy. There are a number of reasons for this: In all states and territories the senior courses are the focus of a great deal of passion and commitment. […]

HTAA July 2012