Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions

The Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions describe common literacy and numeracy learning pathways for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. They have been developed by ACARA in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education and available on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) website.

The NSW syllabuses remain the focus for planning, programming, teaching, learning and assessment in all NSW schools. NESA has mapped the National Literacy Learning Progression to the NSW English K–10 syllabus and the National Numeracy Learning Progression to the NSW Mathematics K–10 syllabus to demonstrate the range and level of literacy and numeracy skills required to access the outcomes and content.

Access to PLAN2 Training Environment

Interested NSW independent schools can access a training environment to explore the functionalities of PLAN2.

To access the training environment, you will need your Department of Education email, username and password. These are the same login details required to access Scout.

For access to the training environment please email

Access to PLAN2:

Professional Learning

Face to Face

A full day professional learning session is being offered to schools in 2021. Please check the AISNSW Calendar Courses and Events page for more information.

Customised school-based professional learning can also be organised. For further details about this option, including costs, please contact Fiona Walker


The NSW Department of Education have an online course available: Introduction to the Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions – online

Before being able to access this, staff will need to register. A quick reference guide also shows the registration process here.


  • For access and password assistance, please contact AISNSW:
    - Email:
    - Phone: (02) 9299 2845
  • For invoicing arrangements and technical assistance please contact the NSW Department of Education.

Additional Information

The ACARA website also has additional resources for schools to access about the Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions.