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Referencing: Education

Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

Referencing Australian Curriculum

Australian Curriculum documents are available from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority website: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ 

When referencing Australian Curriculum documents your reference list entry should be as follows:

Electronic/Online Australian Curriculum Document:

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (2014) Foundation to year 10 curriculum: Language for interaction (ACELA1428). Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/english/curriculum/f-10?layout=1#cdcode=ACELA1428&level=F 

Physical/Hardcopy Australian Curriculum Document:

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (2014) Foundation to year 10 curriculum: Language for interaction (ACELA1428).Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.

The first in-text citation will need to include the authoring body's name in full, followed by the acronym in square brackets, along with the date of publication. e.g. (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2014).

For each subsequent reference, use the abbreviated or acronym form of the authoring body. e.g. ACARA for the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

If you are making a direct quote, or referring to a specific section of the curriculum you should include the Curriculum identifier: e.g.  (ACARA, 2014, ACELA1428).