Details for Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

This unit provides students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice. It considers the professional role of the teacher in Christian and alternate schools by exploring the NESA and other syllabuses and ACARA curricular in the light of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST). Students are given opportunity to explore Christian curriculum and design frameworks. This includes adding to the understanding and practice of the development of a teaching scope and sequence, subject development, evaluation and assessment. A range of assessment tools are dissected to develop the student’s capacity to design their own assessments for inclusivity and diversity, and to analyse data for effective evaluation of student learning for reporting to parents/carers, so that there are improved learning outcomes for their students.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU234
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Carrigy


EDU116 Introduction to Learning Theory (or 40 credit points)

Awards offering Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Identify and discuss the various statutory and regulatory bodies, requirements and conceptual frameworks that inform and influence curriculum development and implementation in Australia.
  2. Develop a program of learning that integrates a biblical perspective, demonstrates effective learning, teaching, and assessment strategies, and uses appropriate resources.
  3. Discuss and illustrate the process and principles of effective program design and lesson planning including differentiation of learning and assessment.
  4. Describe the types of assessment, assessment principles and assessment methods and discuss the role and application of these in the teaching and learning process.
  5. Explain the role of assessment, feedback and reporting in the student learning process and program improvement.

Subject Content

  • Knowledge of the NESA (and other relevant) and ACARA syllabuses, Australian Professional Teaching Standards (APTS) syllabus design, scope and sequence, lesson plans, units of work, origins of curriculum, curriculum trends, components of curriculum, social engineering, hidden curriculum, ideologies and beliefs about education, negotiating the curriculum, curriculum outcomes, curriculum policy documents and frameworks, pedagogical orientations.
  • Programming and planning: literature-based
  • Assessment: formative, summative; diagnostic, self-assessment
  • Reporting: student report cards
  • Reflection and Integration

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Interview Analysis (20%)
  • Creative Project (Assessment Design) (40%)
  • Unit of work (Overview and one detailed lesson plan) (40%)