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Education: Referencing Curriculum Material

How to reference

In-Text Citations

In-Text Citations for direct quotes or referencing a specific section of the curriculum

Rule

The Author is the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Followed by Acronym [ACARA].  Then Year and the page number. When citing a section from a website, use paragraph number if there are no page numbers available.

Example

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2017, p. 7) 

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2017, para. 2) 

In-Text Citations for paraphrasing the curriculum

Rule

The Author is the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Followed by Acronym [ACARA]. Year

Example

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2017)

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], n.d)

Notes on in-text citing:

  1. When using multiple reports from the same website, differentiate the sources by adding a letter to the year.

Example:

(ACARA, 2017a, p. 3)

 

        2. The first in-text citation will need to include the authoring body's name in full, followed by the acronym in square brackets:

Example:

(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2017)

 

Second and subsequent citations use the abbreviated or acronym form of the authoring body.

Examples:

(ACARA, 2017)

(ACARA, 2017, p.8)

Reference Lists

Format

Author. [Acronym]. (Year). Title: Subtitle. URL

Example (s)

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

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

In-Text Citations

In-Text Citations (first time)

Rule

The Author is the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, followed by Acronym in square brackets [VCCA], and year of publication.

Example

(Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority [VCCA], 2020)

Second and subsequent times

Rule

The Author is the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority but is abbreviated (VCCA) and year of publication. If quoting directly then add the page number.

Example

(VCCA, 2020, p. 6)

Reference Lists

Format

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of publication (Report number if available). URL or publisher information

Example

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority [VCCA]. (2017). My School: St Kilda Primary School profile (2016). https://myschool.edu.au/school/44292

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority [VCCA]. (2016). National Assessment Program: Example questions Year 3/5. https://www.nap.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/examplequestions-years-3-and-5.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority [VCCA]. (2017). National Assessment Program: National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (National report for 2017). http://www.nap.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/naplan-national-report-2017_final_04dec2017.pdf?sfvrsn=0

In-Text Citations

In-Text Citations (first time)

Rule

The Author is the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations year of publication and is written out in full, followed by the Acronym in square brackets [DEEWR], and year of publication.

Example

(Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009)

Second and subsequent times

Rule

The Author is the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations but is abbreviated to DEEWR and year of publication.

Example

(DEEWR, 2009)

Note:

All universities websites scanned consistently referenced the framework in the APA “Document from the web” format.

Where a direct quote is used the page number (or paragraph number if there are no page numbers) should be included.

Example:

(DEEWR, 2009, p. 7) or (DEEWR, 2009, para. 7)

 

Reference Lists

Electronic/Online

Format

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of publication. URL

Example

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], (2009). Belonging, being and becoming: The early years learning framework for Australiahttps://doc.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/belonging_being_and_becoming_the _early_years_learning_framework_for_Australia_.PDF

 

Physical/hardcopy

Format

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of publication. Publisher.

Example

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], (2009). Belonging, being and becoming: The early years learning framework for Australia. Commonwealth of Australia.