12th Richard Selby Smith Oration


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

Start Date

17th May 2018 6:00pm

End Date

17th May 2018 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E:, or T: 6226 2521

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

presented by

Robert Randall

Photo of Robert RandallRobert Randall has been Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (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.

Refreshments from 5.30pm.

ACE Tasmania Informal Dinner

All community members attending the Richard Selby Smith Oration are invited to the post-lecture networking dinner.  The dinner includes three courses and coffee.  The price includes a pre-dinner drink and beverages during the dinner.

Venue: University Club
Tickets: $70.00 Members | $80.00 Non-members 
Bookings: Phone (03) 9035 5473

The 2018 Richard Selby Smith Oration is the twelfth annual event to celebrate the life and work in education of Professor Richard Selby Smith. The Oration is a high profile free public lecture, organised by the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian College of Educators, supported by the Selby Smith Family and the University of Tasmania.

Professor Selby Smith made significant contributions to education nationally and in Tasmania over a long period. He was a foundation member of the Australian College of Educators and an active and long serving member of the Tasmanian Branch. He was a Fellow of the College.

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