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Call for expressions of interest: Syllabus Writers and Technical Advisory Group members

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is now seeking Technical Advisory Group (TAG) members and syllabus writers for the following 11–12 syllabus projects listed below:

  • English Studies Yr 11-12
  • English Standard (incl Life Skills) Yr 11-12
  • English Advanced Yr 11-12
  • English Extension (1&2) Yr 11-12
  • English EAL/D Yr 11-12
  • Ancient History (incl Life Skills) Yr 11-12
  • Modern History (incl Life Skills) Yr 11-12
  • History Extension Yr 12
  • Mathematics Standard (incl Life Skills) Yr 11-12
  • Mathematics Advanced Yr 11-12
  • Mathematics Extension 1 Yr 11-12
  • Mathematics Extension 2 Yr 12

IEU members who wish to apply for either syllabus writing or TAG roles need to click on this Expression of Interest form and return it to Tania Yardley tania@ieu.asn.au by close of business on Friday 26 August.

Technical Advisory Group

The role of the TAG is to provide expert advice and assure the quality of the outcomes and content of the draft syllabuses to NESA and the Curriculum and Credentials Committee (CACC), as part of NESA’s new syllabus development process. The TAG is not a sub-committee of the NESA Board or its committees. The TAG is advisory and has no delegation of authority. Membership is on a voluntary basis for a fixed-term tenure which corresponds to the life of the syllabus project.

TAG members will be required to submit a curriculum vitae and will be selected based on the following:

  • expertise, content and pedagogical knowledge for the subject area and the years of schooling
  • expertise in research and evidence-based practice for the subject area and for the years of schooling
  • The following criteria are desirable:
  • expertise in curriculum development for schools
  • understanding of relevant state, national and international practices and trends
  • recent teaching experience in the course(s) or subject area

To avoid perceived or actual conflicts of interest, members of the TAG are excluded from being:

  • engaged in commercial educational activities, such as textbook writing, or commercial professional development provision related to the syllabus(es)
  • a syllabus writer involved in the current syllabus development process
  • a full-time employee of NESA.

Syllabus and support material writers

Recommended teachers will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Current experience and expertise in teaching the relevant syllabus
  • Knowledge of the evidence to inform the development of effective curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment
  • Proven excellent written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience in Aboriginal Education (for Aboriginal teacher recommendations)
  • Knowledge and experience in teaching students with disability (for Special Education (and Life Skills recommendations)

Remember, if you wish to apply for either syllabus writing or TAG roles, you need to click on this Expression of Interest form and return it to Tania Yardley tania@ieu.asn.au by close of business on Friday 26 August.