In Schools: The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) are an independent statutory authority that will improve the learning of all young Australians through a world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting. They take a national approach to education through developing and implementing a robust and comprehensive national curriculum.
Australian schools do more than just educate students. They prepare them for life − developing communication skills, self-discipline and respect for themselves, their peers and their world. Schools offer a broad curriculum in the key learning areas – English, mathematics, studies of society and the environment, science, arts, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), technology, health and physical education. They also believe strongly in the benefits of a rounded education – including the teamwork, self-expression and personal development that happen outside the classroom.
In Higher Education: curriculum and assessment varies from one institution to the other. The main forms of assessment include: theoretical essays, scientific report, group work, individual or group project, presentation, written exam, dissertation and so on.