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APA 7: Citing Education Resources

The following citation examples have been compiled using the 7th  edition of the APA style, as they are commonly used references in the School of Education .   

A Reference is made up of 2 parts: the In Text citation and the Reference List citation.  The In Text citation is a signpost for the reader to the reference listed at the end of the document in the Reference List. You will see the template for the In Text citation included in the examples. 

 An APA Reference List should:

  • Start on a new page with the heading References
  • Be ordered alphabetically (using the first authors last name)
  • Be double spaced within and between citations
  • Utilise a hanging indent
  • Use an approved font and size.

 

Each example below should be used only as a starting point and should be checked against the APA Referencing Guide available from the library website.

 

SYLLABUS DOCUMENTS

Syllabus Documents can be difficult to cite as they are available in different formats. In most cases, students will use a download from the NESA or ACARA websites, however the Print format has been supplied in case an older document is required.

Print Format

Corporate Author. (Year). Title of Syllabus.

Example                                                                                                                                             

Reference List                                                                                                                                                         

Board of Studies. (1998). HSIE K-6 syllabus.         

In Text          (Board of Studies,1998)

Reference List   

Board of Studies. (2012). Mathematics K-10 syllabus: Vol 2. Mathematics years 7-10

In Text            (Board of Studies, 2012)

Electronic or Online Format

Corporate Author. (Year). Title of Syllabus. URL

Example:

NSW Curriculum

Reference List 

NSW Education Standards Authority. (2019). English K-10 syllabus. https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/english-year-10/english-k-10

 In Text   First Entry                  (NSW Education Standards Authority, [NESA], 2019)    

                Subsequent Entry     (NESA, 2019)

Reference List 

NSW Education Standards Authority. (2012). History K-10 syllabus. https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/hsie/history-k-10

 In Text       First Entry                (NSW Education Standards Authority, [NESA], 2012)  ;

                    Subsequent Entry  (NESA, 2012)

 

Australian Curriculum       

Reference List 

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (n.d.).  Mathematics (Version 8.4). Retrieved May 7, 2023, from https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/mathematics/

In Text         First Entry             (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], n.d.)  ;  

                     Subsequent Entry  (ACARA, n.d.)            

Reference List 

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (n.d.). English (Version 8.4). Retrieved May 7, 2023, from https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/english/

In Text       First Entry             (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], n.d.) 

                   Subsequent Entry  (ACARA, n.d.)     

Reference List 

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. (2014). Australian professional standards for teachers: All career stages. http://www.aitsl.edu.au/australian-professional-standards-for-teachers

In Text       First Entry             (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership [AITSL] , 2014)

                   Subsequent Entry  (AITSL, 2014)

 

Early Years Learning Framework

Reference List 

Australian Government Department of Education. (2022). Belonging, being and becoming: The early years learning framework for Australia V2.0. Australian Government Department of Education for the Ministerial Council. https://www.acecqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2023-01/EYLF-2022-V2.0.pdf

In Text     First Entry                      (Australian Government Department of Education [AGDE], 2022)

                Subsequent Entry          (AGDE, 2022)

 

Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration 

Reference List 

Department of Education, Skills and Employment. (2019). Alice Springs (Mparntwe) education declaration. https://www.dese.gov.au/alice-springs-mparntwe-education-declaration

In Text     First Entry                    (Department of Education, Skills and Employment [DESE], 2019)

                Subsequent Entry        (DESE, 2019)

 

Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians

Reference List 

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. (2008). Melbourne declaration on educational goals for young Australians. http://www.curriculum.edu.au/verve/_resources/national_declaration_on_the_educational_goals_for_young_australians.pdf

In Text     First Entry                    (Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs [MCEETYA], 2008)

                Subsequent Entry        (MCEETYA, 2008)

 

 

 

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