|1996 – 2005|
Statements of Learning for English were endorsed by MCEETYA and published by the Curriculum Corporation.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education prepared the report Learning to Work: Report on the Inquiry into Vocational Education in Schools.
MCEETYA published the research report Curriculum Provision in the Australian States and Territories which reviewed the consistency of curriculum provision across the country.
The Department of Education Science and Training published Learning for the Knowledge Society: An Education and Training Plan for the Information Economy.
|1986 – 1995|
The Australian Education Council (AEC), the Council of Ministers of Vocational Education, Employment and Training (MOVEET) and the Youth Ministers Council (YMC) were amalgamated to form the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA).
The Schools Council published Pathways for Post-Compulsory Students.
The Department of Employment, Education and Training published Retention and Participation in Australian Schools 1967-1992.
The National Board of Employment, Education and Training published the report Curriculum Initiatives.
The Australian Education Council published the report Young People’s Participation in Post-compulsory Education and Training: Report of the Australian Education Council Review Committee (Finn Review) which recommended the development of a set of employment-related ‘key competencies’ for effective work participation.
The Ministerial Council of Vocational Education, Employment and Training (MOVEET) was established.
The first National Report on Australian Schooling was published by the Australian Education Council.
The Curriculum Corporation was established through the merging of the Curriculum Development Corporation and the Australian Schools Cataloguing Information Service.
The Curriculum Development Centre published the report The Challenge of Retention: A study of retention in 35 schools.
The Department of Employment, Education and Training published the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy.
The report Strengthening Australia’s Schools: A Consideration of the Focus and Content of Schoolingwas published. This report invited the cooperation of the States and Territories in developing and implementing a national effort to strengthen Australia's schools.
The Schools Commission published In the National Interest: Secondary Education and Youth Policy in Australia. The report emphasized the importance of a continuing core curriculum but also highlighted the need for curriculum that would equip students with practical skills for the workplace.
The Schools Commission published the report National Policy for the Education of Girls in Australian Schools which outlined the first national policy for Australian schooling.
The National Policy on Languages was published.
The Commonwealth Schools Commission was abolished.
|1976 – 1985|
The Commonwealth Schools Commission published Quality and Equity: Commonwealth Specific Purposes for Australian Schools.
The Curriculum Development Centre published McGaw and Hannan’s report Certification in Upper Secondary Education.
The report Girls and Tomorrow: The Challenge for Schools was published by the Schools Commission.
The Report on a National Language Policy was published by the Senate Standing Committee on Education and the Arts.
The Educational Research and Development Committee published the report National Assessment in Australia: An Evaluation of the Australian Studies in the Student Performance Program.
The Senate Standing Committee on Education and the Arts (Chaired by G.S. Davidson) published its report Preparation for the Workforce.
The Curriculum Development Centre published the discussion paper Core Curriculum for Australian Schools which, in addition to learning processes and environments, nominated nine areas of knowledge and experience.
|The 1975 Context|
The Australian Committee on Technical and Further education published TAFE in Australia. Report on Needs in Technical and Further Education (Kangan report).
The Schools Commission published the report Schools in Australia (Karmel Report).