Tim Kitchen
Senior Education Specialist (APAC)

Adobe resources that map to the Australian Curriculum

Curriculum Published 2/10/15 Last updated on 2/28/20

Adobe and the Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum is being developed by ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority - as a nation wide curriculum framework for all Australian States and Territories. It began to be implemented in 2013 and continues to be developed and implemented throughout the country.

The Australian Curriculum is based on the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008) which emphasises the importance of knowledge, skills and understandings of learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities as the basis for a curriculum designed to support 21st century learning.

The goals of the Melbourne Declaration were that all young people in Australia should be supported to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.

The Melbourne Declaration identifies the following essential skills for all twenty first century learners:

- iteracy,

- numeracy,

- information and communication technology (ICT),

- thinking,

- creativity,

- teamwork and

- communication.

Most of these skills are fundamental to what is enhanced when using Adobe applications.

Adobe has over 60 communication tools that are regularly used by educators in all sectors globally to enhance the teaching and learning process. Adobe is the world leader in creativity software so it makes sense that their products are so embedded in education.

This post features a range of resources mapping Adobe software to the Australian Curriculum.

  • Acrobat

    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Creative apps and services for everyone.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

  • Adobe Premiere Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your videos.

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/16/19 10:28:20 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/28/18 12:20:44 PM Permalink

​Good job for you

Jayne Blake

Posted on 6/14/16 4:18:10 AM Permalink

This is a great resource showing different year levels with various apps linked to subjects.

Robyn Mortimer

Posted on 3/15/16 5:19:46 AM Permalink

Appreciate this thanks.

Sue Lemmer

Posted on 3/23/15 10:27:52 AM Permalink

Thank you so much for this, Tim. I've just begun working with a group of teachers trying to map how Adobe products might fit within the curriculum, particularly in the early years, and you've already done a lot of the work for us!

David Conover

Posted on 2/11/15 11:42:55 PM Permalink

I studied Digital Visual Literacy in Wollongong years ago. Australia's curriculum is very well thought out. I would recommend reviewing this.