The National Geography Curriculum (NGC) project is an initiative of the

  • Australian Geography Teachers’ Association (AGTA)
  • Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (RGSQ)
  • Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)

The initial proposal for the project was drafted by representatives of the three organisations and subsequently endorsed by each organisation.

A special meeting held at the national conference of the Australian Geography Teachers Association on Tuesday 30 September 2008 was attended by approximately 50 people. Those present overwhelming endorsed the proposal to develop a national geography curriculum as well as the desrability of consulting as widely as possible. Further discussion occurred during the final plenary session of the AGTA conference on Thursday 2 October 2008.

Since the initial public discussion at the AGTA conference the following actions have occurred:

  • The first series of consultation meetings were held during November 2008
  • A Background report was published during March 2009 and a second series of consultation meetings were held in each state during March – May 2009
  • The final version of the Background report was published during June 2009
  • The Steering committee is currently preparing a Position paper.