Curriculum Development

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National programs, Individual development, Work experience, Academic ability, Vocational education, Higher education, Frameworks, Pathways, Prior learning, Courses, Upper secondary years


The Senior Years Learning Framework (SYLF) is a new national program developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for students in the final years of secondary school. The SYLF was designed to provide a broad learning experience integrating personal development and academic skills with an extended practical workplace component. SYLF Standard has been designed for students interested in moving directly to work or further vocational education at the completion of secondary school. This stream has an emphasis on the development of literacy, numeracy and ICT literacy skills. SYLF Advanced is a framework for study that is tailored for students who are considering going on to university at the completion of secondary school. This stream incorporates industry learning, personal development and the study of four academic subjects. The academic subjects must include English and three other subjects across at least two of the following domains: English and languages, humanities and social sciences, mathematics, science or technology and creative arts.

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Camberwell, Australia


Australian Council for Educational Research

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