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Prep Year English

Curriculum, assessment and reporting

Australian Curriculum in Queensland (ACiQ)

The Australian Curriculum: English is endorsed. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority has developed advice, guidelines and resources incorporating the Australian Curriculum.

The English: Australian Curriculum in Queensland (ACiQ) brings together the learning area advice and guidelines for curriculum planning, assessment and reporting in a single document.

The Australian Curriculum content and achievement standards are the mandatory aspects of the Australian Curriculum.

Time allocation for Prep Year English

Minimum hours for teaching, learning and assessment for the Australian Curriculum Prep Year English are:

  • at least 250 hours per year where there are 37 teaching weeks available in the year
  • at least 270 hours per year where there are 40 teaching weeks available in the year.

Frequently used resources

These resources assist teachers to plan, teach and assess using the Australian Curriculum: English.

For additional resources including videos, to support teachers see Australian Curriculum professional topics.


Please note the Standard elaborations have been updated to align with Version 8 of the Australian Curriculum. You are invited to provide feedback about the draft Standard elaborations. Please send your feedback to


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Last updated: 24 July 2017

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