Curriculum leaders groups


The SACE Board of South Australia has established curriculum leaders groups to support the implementation of the following subjects and courses in the SACE:


  • Creative Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Business, Enterprise, and Technology

  • Accounting
  • Business and Enterprise
  • Design and Technology
  • Information Processing and Publishing
  • Information Technology
  • Industry and Workplace Practices

Cross-disciplinary Studies

  • Community Studies
  • Cross-disciplinary Studies
  • Integrated Learning
  • Personal Learning Plan
  • Research Practices and Project


  • English (includes English Pathways)
  • English as a Second Language
  • English Communications
  • English Studies

Health and Physical Education

  • Child Studies
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Health
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient and Classical Studies
  • Australian and International Politics
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion Studies
  • Society and Culture
  • Tourism
  • Women’s Studies


  • Auslan
  • Australian Languages
  • Language and Culture
  • Languages — Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Modern Greek, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.


  • Mathematics (includes Mathematics Pathways)
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Mathematics — Methods, Specialist, Studies


  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Scientific Studies

Membership and expressions of interest

Groups are comprised of suitably qualified people within the education community and consist of up to ten experts in the area of study, including:

  • at least six teachers from the schooling sectors (at least four teachers from the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), one teacher from the Association of Independent Schools of SA (AISSA), and one from the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools)
  • one person nominated by the Northern Territory Department of Education
  • at least one person from the vocational education and training (VET) sector
  • at least one person from the higher education sector
  • chief assessor (ex officio) and two other assessors/moderators
  • nominee of the subject teachers association (where relevant)
  • curriculum services officer, SACE Board of SA.

Expression of interest form

Expression of interest forms [DOC 141KB] can be submitted by email or facsimile to Alina Pietrzyk, Senior Curriculum and Assessment Support Officer, Curriculum Services on or facsimile +61 8 8372 7592.

Terms of reference

Curriculum leaders groups:

  1. Provide expert advice and direction to the SACE Board on matters relating to the learning area or subject outline, including national and international trends (subject expert advice).
  2. Contribute to the development of subject-specific support materials, e.g. draft subject-specific exemplars (annotated work samples) with reference to  performance standards; refine performance standards; and develop other support materials that reflect the diversity of students’ needs and interests (development of support materials).
  3. Contribute to the professional learning of teachers in subject-specific areas of study (e.g. prepare and present subject-specific learning about the preparation of learning and assessment plans; develop capabilities; assessment using performance standards; and training of moderators and assessors) (professional learning of teachers).
  4. Assist the SACE Board in its delivery of its subject-specific curriculum and moderation services (e.g. subject-specific training in assessment, capabilities, and performance standards; and clarification of standards workshops).
  5. Provide expert advice and direction to the SACE Board on integrating Australian Curriculum in particular subjects in the SACE.