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Curriculum leaders groups and subject reference groups


Curriculum leaders groups (CLGs) support the implementation of SACE subjects and courses. As subjects are renewed CLGs are replaced with subject reference groups, or learning area reference groups, which may comprise members of the CLG. See Subject Renewal for the subject renewal schedule.


  • Creative Arts
  • Dance (subject reference group)
  • Drama (subject reference group)
  • Music (subject reference group)
  • Visual Arts

Business, Enterprise, and Technology

  • Accounting (with Business and Enterprise)
  • Business and Enterprise (combined subject reference group)
  • Design and Technology (subject reference group)
  • Digital Technologies (subject reference group)
  • Information Processing and Publishing
  • Workplace Practices

Cross-disciplinary Studies

  • Community Studies
  • Cross-disciplinary Studies
  • Integrated Learning (subject reference group)
  • Personal Learning Plan
  • Research Practices and Research Project

English – learning area reference group includes:

  • English
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Essential English
  • English Literary Studies

Health and Physical Education

  • Child Studies
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Health
  • Outdoor Education (subject reference group)
  • Physical Education (subject reference group)

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Aboriginal Studies (subject reference group)
  • Ancient Studies (subject reference group)
  • Australian and International Politics
  • Economics (with Business and Enterprise)
  • Geography (subject reference group)
  • Modern History (subject reference group)
  • Legal Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion Studies
  • Society and Culture
  • Tourism
  • Women's Studies


  • Auslan
  • Australian Languages (subject reference group)
  • Language and Culture
  • Languages – locally assessed
  • Languages – nationally assessed.

Mathematics – learning area reference group includes:

  • Essential Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics


  • Agriculture (subject reference group)
  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics (learning area reference group)
  • Scientific Studies (subject reference group)
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology

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Membership and expressions of interest

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

  • at least six teachers from the schooling sectors (at least four teachers from the Department for Education, 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 supervsior and/or other assessors/moderators
  • nominee of the subject teachers association (where relevant)
  • industry experts
  • SACE Officer, SACE Board of SA.

Expression of interest form

Expression of interest forms [DOC 141KB] can be submitted by email or facsimile to Natalie Bonfiglio, Senior Curriculum and Assessment Support Officer, Curriculum Services on natalie.bonfiglio@sa.gov.au.

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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.

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