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APA 7th Referencing Guide

Australian Curriculum Documents

  • The Australian Curriculum is created and published online by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

  • The website has no date, so is referenced as (n.d.). If you download the document as a pdf, reference the full date.

Elements of the reference
Individual or Group author. (Year, Month Day - if available). Title of page - italicised. Website name - if needed. URL

[Note: omit the website name if the author and website name are the same.]

In-text citation
  • First time the organisation is cited include full name, then acronym and date if available.
  • If including a direct quote or referring to a specific section/stage/outcome of the curriculum, use the curriculum identifier.
(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], n.d.) OR The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA, 2015) shows that ...
Subsequent citation with curriculum identifier: (ACARA, n.d. ACMNA001)
Reference list
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2015, December). English: Sequence of content F-6 strand: Language. https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/media/4401/english_-_sequence_of_content.pdf
Endnote reference type
Web Page - add Month Day to Last Update Date field if needed.

Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

  • The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is part of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.

  • Reference EYLF as a document on the web. The document is available to download from a few different websites, make sure you include the website name from which you downloaded the document.

Elements of the reference
Individual or Group author. (Year, Month Day - if available). Title of page - italicised. Website name - if needed. URL

[Note: omit the website name if the author and website name are the same.]

In-text citation
  • First time the organisation is cited include full name, then acronym and date.
  • Include a page number for a direct quote
(Department of Education and Training [DET], 2019) OR The Department of Education and Training (DET, 2019) shows that ...
Reference list
Department of Education and Training. (2019, March 6). Belonging, being and becoming: The early years learning framework for Australia. Department of Education. https://www.education.gov.au/download/775/belonging-being-becoming-early-years-learning-framework-australia/18161/document/pdf/en
Endnote reference type
Web Page - add Month Day to Last Update Date field if needed.