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Australian History in Universities Letter to the The Australian 9 March 2012 – Unedited Text It is puzzling to see recent discussion about the health of Australian history in universities (“Why our history’s losing its lustre”, 7/3) happening in isolation from any real consideration of events at school level. As […]

HTAA March 2012


Congratulations to the following recipients of 2012 Australia Day Honours Professor Stuart Macintyre AO Stuart has been involved with the development of the Australian History Curriculum since its inception and has been a great supporter of the involvement of HTAA and its state affiliates. Emeritus Professor Brian Fletcher OAM Brian […]

HTAA update January 2012




AITSL – the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Leading Curriculum Change A Professional Learning Opportunity The Leading Curriculum Change program will enhance teachers’ knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively lead curriculum change, particularly local implementation of the Australian Curriculum. For full details and to register an expression of […]

HTAA September 2011


Senior Course Drafts The first consultation meeting on the revised Ancient and Modern History Senior Curriculums was held in Sydney on 2 August. Numerous HTAs sent delegates and there were also a number of HTA members who had been invited by their respective curriculum boards. Both HTAA and practicing teachers […]

HTAA August 2011


Australian Curriculum Endorsed On 8 December 2010 Australian Ministers of Education endorsed the Australian Curriculum courses for English, maths, science and history in the primary and junior secondary years. The resolution agreed to by state and territory Ministers has been posted on HTAA’s website. The curriculum documents for the four […]

HTAA January 2011 Update



8 December 2010: National Curriculum approved To read the Federal Minister of Education Peter Garrett’s full press release, please click here. To read the complete State and Territory Ministers’ Resolution, click here. To view the full History Curriculum document, please visit: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/History/Rationale

HTAA December 2010 Update


National Curriculum Update September 2010 According to a recent media report, signing off on the national history K-10 course, due to happen in October, has now been delayed until December (see ‘More time to work on new curriculum’ in the Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 2010). ACARA Chairman Professor Barry McGaw […]

HTAA September 2010 Update




Writers are currently finalising a draft for K–10 national history courses. It is expected that this document will be released in February 2010. After a period of consultation and piloting the final version of the K–10 curriculum document is due to be published in July 2010, with implementation of the […]

HTAA December 2009 Update