About the IB Programmes

The Primary Years Programme

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Taught in over 109 countries around the world, the PYP curriculum framework is uniquely adaptable to state and national standards. Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, students deepen their learning by developing their conceptual understandings; strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.

Learn more about the PYP

The Middle Years Programme

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16.

The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).

Find out more about the MYP.

The Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.

Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the DP. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.

Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

Find out more about the DP, including information on pathways to university and employment and on who can offer the programme.

The Career-Related Programme

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is designed for students aged 16-19.

The CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.

The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

Find out more about the CP.

Want to join IB Schools Australasia?

As an Association of International Baccalaureate® World Schools, IB Schools Australasia has been formerly recognised by the IB and we work closely with the IB to advocate on behalf of our member schools. Associations can be an indispensable resource for both those schools new to the IB as well as those well-established schools.

All Authorized, Candidate and Partner schools in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji are eligible to join IB Schools Australasia.

IB Schools Australasia provides a number of services to our member schools:

  • Access to Professional Learning, specifically designed for our Member Schools: Speaker Series and in-house MELT workshops
  • Employment Services: Free of charge advertisement of school positions through our website and on social media
  • School Promotion Opportunities: Listing on our website and Social Media promotion
  • Access to courses for students: PYP Student Speaker Series and MYP Student Speaker Series
  • Networking opportunities: Our complimentary AGM professional learning event and Speaker Series events are designed to allow for inter school networking opportunities.
  • Newsletters for Member Schools: Our monthly newsletters highlight developments and or opportunities for member schools
  • IB Schools Australasia Certificates for Students and Awards Booklet Template: Our Certificates for PYP, MYP and DP students can be used for in school and state based awards ceremonies. In 2017, we introduced an Awards booklet template that could be and Network awards ceremonies to recognise student achievements.
  • Lobbying support for Member Schools in relation to the International Baccalaureate

Annual membership fees are:

  • Full membership for Authorised schools is  $600.00 (plus GST) 
  • Associate Membership for recognised Implementing schools is $ 350.00 (plus GST)
  • Partner Membership $250.00 (plus GST)

Please click here to download our membership pack.

For further information please contact us at [email protected]