2. Creative commons licence
© Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) 2010 to present, unless otherwise indicated. The copyright material published on this website is subject to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and is owned by ACARA or, where indicated, by a party other than ACARA.
ACARA supports and encourages broad use of its material.
Unless indicated otherwise (including in section 3 below), copyright material available on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) licence (Creative Commons licence).
This licence allows you to:
- share – copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; and
- adapt – remix, transform and build upon the material,
for any purpose, even commercially, provided you attribute ACARA as the source of the copyright material (see section 4 below).
3. Material not available under a Creative Commons licence
The Creative Commons licence does not apply to:
- any logos, including the ACARA logo, the Australian Curriculum logo, the Australian Government logo and the Education Services Australia Limited logo;
- other trade mark protected material; and
- the design of this website.
This material must not be used for any purpose.
In addition, the Creative Commons licence does not apply to material owned by third parties that has been reproduced with their permission. Permission will need to be obtained from third parties to re-use their material
There are also other materials on this website that are licensed more restrictively (Excluded Materials). Excluded Materials comprise:
- all photographs on this website;
- any videos hosted on this website;
- all photographs in any reports, or other documents, published on this website; and
- student work samples.
You may view, download, display, print, reproduce (such as by making photocopies) and distribute these Excluded Materials in unaltered form only for your personal, non-commercial educational purposes or for the non-commercial educational purposes of your organisation, provided that you make others aware it can only be used for these purposes and attribute ACARA as the source of the Excluded Material in accordance with section 4 below. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that you cannot edit, modify or adapt any of these materials, and you cannot sub-license any of these materials to others. Apart from any uses permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and those explicitly granted above, all other rights are reserved by ACARA. If you want to use such material in a manner that is outside this restrictive licence, you must request permission from ACARA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some videos are hosted on external platforms such as You Tube, including (without limitation) illustrations of primary curriculum management and student diversity. The licence terms on these external platforms govern your use of this material. For more information about linked material from third party websites see section 7 below.
4. Attributing ACARA
All ACARA material published on this website and covered by the Creative Commons licence is to be cited as follows:
“© Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) 2010 to present, unless otherwise indicated. This material was downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website (Website) (accessed [insert date]) and [was][was not] modified. The material is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Version updates are tracked on the Curriculum version history page of the Australian Curriculum website.
ACARA does not endorse any product that uses the Australian Curriculum or make any representations as to the quality of such products. Any product that uses material published on this website should not be taken to be affiliated with ACARA or have the sponsorship or approval of ACARA. It is up to each person to make their own assessment of the product, taking into account matters including, but not limited to, the version number and the degree to which the materials align with the content descriptions (where relevant). Where there is a claim of alignment, it is important to check that the materials align with the content descriptions (endorsed by all education Ministers), not the elaborations (examples provided by ACARA).”
Additional attribution paragraph in relation to platforms (such as websites and apps) that have incorporated parts of the Australian Curriculum onto their platform so as to enable teachers to create their own teaching resources or to enable teachers to search and find resources aligned to parts of the Australian Curriculum:
“It is important to check the frequency with which the platform or app is updated and, if the platform or app allows users to download the Australian Curriculum to their portable device, how often and in what circumstances the user’s device synchronises with the platform”.
5. No endorsement of products
ACARA does not endorse any product that uses the Australian Curriculum or make any representations as to the quality of such products. Any product that uses material published on this website should not be taken to be affiliated with ACARA or have the sponsorship or approval of ACARA. It is up to each person to make their own assessment of the product, taking into account matters including, but not limited to, the version number and the degree to which the materials align with the content descriptions (where relevant).
6. No licence fees collected by Copyright Agency Limited
ACARA has written to the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) directing CAL not to collect fees on ACARA’s behalf. This means that schools, education bodies and other organisations are not charged fees for copying the materials on this website, unless material is owned by a third party, in which case permission will need to be obtained from the third party to re-use their material.
7. Linked material available on third party websites
If this website contains links to your website and you have any objection to such linking, please contact ACARA by emailing to email@example.com.
Similarly, if you have any questions regarding use of material available on or through this website, please contact us by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The materials available on this website are made available by ACARA as an information source only.
ACARA has compiled the material on this website in good faith and has endeavoured to ensure that all material is accurate and does not breach any entity’s rights at the time of its inclusion. However, the material may contain unintentional errors and is provided ‘as is’. This particularly applies to student work samples and all videos on external platforms such as You Tube.
You acknowledge and agree that you will make your own enquiries to determine whether information you obtain through the website is current, complete and accurate before using it.
We do not warrant or guarantee:
- that you will be able to use the website at any time; or
- that your use of the website will be continuous, uninterrupted, secure or error-free.
We also assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property as a result of your access to, use of, or browsing in the website or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this website.
If ACARA has inadvertently included materials belonging to any other party, please contact ACARA by emailing to email@example.com.
You acknowledge and agree that your access to, and use of, the website is at your own risk.
To the maximum extent lawful, ACARA:
- excludes all warranties, representations, guarantees, conditions, rights, remedies, liabilities and any other terms that may be conferred or implied by statute, general law or custom, except any guarantee or right conferred under any legislation (including the Australian Consumer Law in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)), the exclusion of which would contravene legislation or cause any part of this clause to be void in respect of this website and the material contained on it; and
- excludes all responsibility and liability for:
- any loss or damage, however caused, resulting from your use or inability to use this website or the material; or
- any incidental, special or consequential damages arising from the use or inability to use the website or the material contained on it.
Where liability cannot be lawfully excluded, the entire liability of ACARA and your exclusive remedy is resupply of the website or the material contained on it.
The website uses the internet to provide services and information. By using the website, you acknowledge and agree to accept all risks associated with using the internet, including the potential exposure to viruses and harmful code which may affect your device.
We do not warrant or guarantee the security of the website. You are solely responsible for the security of your device (including any data stored on your device) and for using appropriate and up-to-date software on your device to detect and manage the threat posed by viruses and other harmful code.
12. Enquiries and copyright permission form
Unless the material is made available under a Creative Commons BY licence or relevant terms/conditions of use allow modification or adaption, you must contact ACARA by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org if you:
- intend to charge others for use or access to ACARA material from this website; or
- intend to publish a modified version of any ACARA material from this website.
You can obtain ACARA’s copyright permission form by clicking on this link.
If material indicates (either next to the item or in the ‘Acknowledgements’ section) that it may be owned by a third party, you may need to contact the third party to request permission to reproduce their material.
14. Other terms
15. Governing law
Last updated: September 2015