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Australian Curriculum workshop - General Capabilities and Cross-curriculum Priorities 2022201FL

Nov 8, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022

$250 Enrol

Full course description


Date and time

 Wednesday 9 November 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne



This learning event is right for you if you are a Head of Curriculum Faculty/Department, a Director of Teaching and Learning or Pedagogy Leader.



To support the conceptual understandings needed in the revised and refined Australian Curriculum this full day session will spotlight the use of the Achievements Standards in alignment to, and in support of, the Content Descriptors.

The workshop will take a high-level cognitive approach drawing upon several mapping tools that can be used within your school context to start the dialogue of assessment and moderation of the Australian Curriculum.

This is an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the General Capabilities and Cross-curriculum priorities. We will be further supported in our thinking and exploration of the Australian Curriculum by Curriculum Specialists from ACARA. The final part of the day is protected time to unpack your thinking in how you will take this back to your school to ensure a vertical and horizontal curriculum is achieved from Foundation to Year 10.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework                                                               
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning                        


Key takeaways               

  • strategies to support teachers in teaching and assessing within the Australian Curriculum
  • ways support teachers to align their teaching and assessment practices
  • development of a starting point and access to mapping tools 
  • ways to navigate the revised Australian Curriculum Website.


Presenter information


Helen Schiele    

Helen has worked in the educational field for some 28 years. She has developed professional learning opportunities in the areas of curriculum design, differentiation, professional learning communities, literacy and numeracy and artistic learning strategies, and is a trained Cognitive Coach. Prior to entering the primary and secondary areas, Helen worked extensively as an early childhood practitioner predominately in low socio-economic areas and multicultural communities. Helen has completed her Master’s in Education by research and is now completing her Doctoral studies in ‘collective efficacy in education’.


Danielle Cavanagh

Danielle Cavanagh is ACARA’s new Curriculum Specialist, General Capabilities, and the latest primary education specialist to join the ACARA Curriculum Team. She comes to ACARA from the humid north, having been born and raised in Darwin. During the last 18 years, Danielle has worked across a range of primary school settings in the Northern Territory. She has taught at all levels of primary school and has held a variety of roles, including curriculum leader, upper primary coordinator and deputy principal. She also worked as an education officer for the Catholic Education Office NT, helping primary schools to implement the Australian Curriculum.


Julie King



Simon Collier

Simon Collier is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working with teachers in both primary and secondary education. He is skilled in Digital Technologies, Science Education, Curriculum Development, and School Leadership.



Marcia Rouen      

Marcia Rouen is the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area specialist with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). She supports the refinement and implementation of the Australian Curriculum: HASS and the cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia. Prior to her work with ACARA, Marcia held a number of roles with Queensland’s Department of Education, including support for schools implementing the Australian Curriculum.


Max Lenoy

Max Lenoy is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the STEM and education industry. He is skilled in Indigenous education, Curriculum Design, Digital Technologies and Design Technologies, Analytical Skills, Coaching, Youth Development, and Research Design. Max is a strong education professional with a UN Fellowship and a National Teaching Award. His team were recently honoured with both a Eureka Prize and a CSIRO Excellence Award.