Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship

The Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship Education, and their professional elaborations, were developed by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA), and are the product of a collaborative initiative of Australian education jurisdictions to achieve greater consistency in the curriculum.

The Statements are designed for curriculum developers, and highlight the learning opportunities in the curriculum for the civics and citizenship education domain.

Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 have been designated as the junctures at which opportunities to develop civics and citizenship knowledge, skills, understanding and capacities exist in the curriculum in the respective jurisdictions. The Statements therefore describe opportunities to learn at those levels of schooling, and are followed by the professional elaborations which explain how those opportunities may be achieved in the curriculum.

The Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship Education, and their elaborations for each level of schooling, are grouped by 'aspects' – namely Government and Law, Citizenship in a Democracy, and Historical Perspectives – which are common to curriculums across the jurisdictions.

Statements of Learning and Professional Elaborations for Civics and Citizenship [pdf]