BSSS Course development consultation

Consultation

Consultation is an essential component of the curriculum development process. The BSSS encourages feedback.

Consultation plays an integral role in establishing the directions for the design and development of the curriculum. Feedback is sought from teachers and principals.

Consultation feedback, reports and actions

Consultation feedback is provided by teachers in the form of online surveys. The BSSS has a comprehensive process in place with accreditation panels to review all consultation feedback and take appropriate action to improve draft curriculum documents.

Formal consultation reports summarise the key findings received from the stakeholder consultation and will be made publicly available.

Feedback on draft curriculum

The BSSS consultation site allows you to read, review and provide feedback on curriculum documents as they become available for public consultation. Feedback can be provided by completing an online survey. The feedback is used to revise and improve the draft materials so that the best possible quality curriculum are developed and published.

The survey must be completed online. In order to complete a survey, select the subject survey and click on the relevant survey.

Respondents also have the option to provide additional written comments. The BSSS requests that written comments are organised under section headings used in the questionnaire (where relevant) to assist in the analysis of all responses.

Following consultation, the draft curriculum documents will be revised for Board approval, prior to publication on the BSSS website.

The following courses are ready for consultation and feedback:

In August, the Board approved development of the following courses:

  • Physical Education A/M, Sports Development A/T/M, Health Studies A/T/M, Outdoor & Environmental Studies A/T/M/V, Outdoor Recreation C, Exercise Science A/T/M
  • Sports Development & Leadership A/V/M course written under the Industry & Client Services Framework.

Background:

In February, the OBSSS conducted a workshop at the UC Inspire Centre.  Seventeen teachers attended this workshop.  The workshop program included: presentations from academic staff and feedback on a proposal for courses written under the Health, Outdoor & Physical Education Framework.

In May, a cross-sector working party was formed to develop the draft Shape of Courses written under the Health, Outdoor & Physical Education Framework (see Attachment 2.2a).

In June, the draft Shape of courses written under the Health, Outdoor & Physical Education Framework was released for public consultation.  Thirty teachers viewed the survey.

The Sports Studies and External Sport Studies courses will not be redeveloped.

It is envisaged that courses will be ready for delivery in 2019, pending Board approval.

Shape of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies Curriculum: Health, Outdoor & Physical Education

Sports Development A/T/M Course

Physical Education Studies A/M Course

Sports, Recreation and Leadership A/M/V Course

Accreditation of the Sports Recreation and Leadership A/M/V 2017-2018 course written under the Health, Outdoor and Physical Education Framework will conclude in 2018.

The Sports, Recreation and Leadership A/M/V course 2019- 2023 written under the Industry and Services Framework will replace the Sports Recreation and Leadership A/M/V 2017-2018 course written under the Health, Outdoor and Physical Education Framework.

The Sports, Recreation and Leadership A/M/V course 2019- 2023 written under the Industry and Services Framework assesses different knowledge, understanding and skills compared to the Health, Outdoor and Physical Education Framework thus broadening the options for students.

Health and Wellbeing A/T/M Course

Exercise Science A/T/M Course

Outdoor and Environmental Education A/T/M Course

Currently, the Outdoor Education 2013-2018 course integrates the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation. Developers decided not to integrate the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation course in the Outdoor and Environmental Education A/T/M 2019-2023 Course. It was decided that the proposed development of the Outdoor RecreationC course provided students with an option to pursue practical competencies without the added pressure of covering deeper theoretical ecological or philosophical content.

Outdoor Recreation C Course

The Outdoor recreation C Course is currently under construction.