Richard Selby Smith Oration 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

Event Details

The annual Richard Selby Smith Oration will be delivered by Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Mr Robert Randall. This year’s oration will be:

 Improving learning for all young Australians: reflections on national efforts and success

To register for this free lecture please click on the following link:

The lecture will be followed by an informal dinner at the University Club. Pre-dinner drink, canapés and three course dinner and beverages are included in the ticket cost. ACEL members please register by calling ACE National Office on 03 9035 5473.

This event is sponsored by the University of Tasmania and the Selby Smith family.


Guest Speaker

Mr Robert Randall

Robert Randall has been Chief Executive Officer of ACARA since November 2012.

Robert brings significant experience and success in curriculum, assessment and reporting projects to this role. This experience has been gained at both state and national levels and has ranged from program design through to implementation.

He has worked at ACARA since 2009 and was previously Deputy CEO and General Manager, Curriculum, of ACARA. In the lead-up to the establishment of ACARA, Robert was General Manager of the Interim National Curriculum Board.

Robert began his career as a teacher of mathematics in Perth before holding a range of positions within and beyond schools in Western Australia. In 1996 Robert was appointed Director, Curriculum, with the NSW Board of Studies, and in 2001 took up the position of Director of Curriculum K–12 with the NSW Department of Education and Training.

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