Conferences / Events
2016 ACSA National Curriculum Symposium

Interrogating models of curriculum integration

Registrations for this Symposium have now closed.

Final program, speakers and abstracts here

Symposium flier available here

We invite you to participate in the Australian Curriculum Studies Association's national curriculum symposium!

If you are responsible for implementing the Australian Curriculum in your school, you must
join us for this exciting two day symposium where you will hear a range of views from curriculum experts conceptualising STEM, STEAM or HASS in the Australian Curriculum.


Currently there is great interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and STEAM (STEM with the Arts) to enhance student engagement, to encourage more students into STEM subjects in senior secondary schooling, and to promote STEM related programs in tertiary education. Concurrently, there is also a push to foster integration across the learning areas (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business) in the revised F-6/7 HASS curriculum as a pathway for meaningful learning in the primary and secondary school curriculum.

How can integration be conceptualised and achieved in primary and secondary curricula so young people are given opportunities to build on their learning and develop their ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to the changes and challenges of the twenty-first century?

This symposium will consider STEM and STEAM as well as other approaches to integrating school subjects including the integration of the learning areas across the subjects in HASS.

The purpose of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for teachers and school leaders K to 12 and academics to:

• share their knowledge and experiences of developing and delivering curriculum integration in schools,
• critique the range of approaches to curriculum integration, and
• develop their knowledge and understanding of new approaches to consider implementing in their schools.

This symposium aims to build capacity of curriculum leaders in schools and offers a chance to access the latest information and participate in discussion about curriculum in Australia.

Who should attend?

Principals, Deputy Principals, teachers and teacher leaders, heads of curriculum and executive teachers at all levels and from all learning areas in state, Catholic and independent systems. Educational administrators and consultants teacher educators, academics and educational researchers will also benefit from the insights shared at this symposium.


Registrations now open - click here to register.

Symposium Registration per person

ACSA Member price

Non Members price


Includes 12 months ACSA personal membership

Special! Group rates

Please ring the ACSA Office for information on how to register using group rates.
Phone: 02 6260 5660

4-6 teachers attending from a school when each person attends for 2 days

ACSA Member price

Non Members price

$500 per person

*$660 per person

7 or more teachers attending from a school when each person attends for 2 days

$450 per person

*$610 per person

*You might like to consider joining ACSA as an institutional member for $240 and registering for the Symposium at members' rates.

A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION for this professional learning opportunity will be issued to all delegates. Please note - to be eligible for the certificate of participation delegates must sign in at the beginning of each day and out at the end of each day. Please don't forget to do so!

Parking is available at Secure Parking in Goulburn St, diagonally across from the venue. Symposium delegates will be able to validate their parking tickets down to $15 per day at the venue.

The following nearby accommodation is available through our venue at negotiated discount rates.
The Vibe Hotel Sydney
Hotel Ibis World Square
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
Travelodge Sydney Hotel
Metro Hotel Sydney Central

To access competitive rates at these hotels click here and be sure to follow the link to each hotel.