Curriculum Council Amendment Bill 2011


Bill No.203

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to amend the Curriculum Council Act 1997and certain other Acts as a consequence, and for related purposes. The Bill aims to:
  • replace the Curriculum Council with a statutory body known as the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, with a structure and functions that highlight its role as a regulatory body with responsibilities for school curriculum, standards and assessment;
  • minimise the potential for conflicts of interest inherent in the Act's current provisions, which do not separate the regulators of school curriculum, standards and assessment from the providers of schooling;
  • identify the main functions of the Authority around a standards function and course development and student assessment functions and establish two statutory advisory committees for these purposes;
  • adapt the functions of the new Curriculum and Standards Authority to the current and emerging needs of the education sector with respect to course development from K-12 and the reliable monitoring of standards of student achievement; and
  • enable the Authority to prepare reports on the standards achieved in schools.

StatusAssented to 09/13/2011
Royal Assent given 13 Sep 2011 as Act No. 37 of 2011. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 05/18/2011  
First Reading 05/18/2011  
Second Reading 05/18/2011  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 08/16/2011  
Consideration in Detail 08/30/2011  
Third Reading 08/30/2011  


Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 08/30/2011  
First Reading 08/30/2011  
Second Reading 08/30/2011  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 09/07/2011  
Committee of the whole 09/07/2011  
Third Reading 09/07/2011