Aboriginal Studies

LevelStage 2
Learning AreaHASS
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisiteNone required
Additional CostsNone
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students who want to learn from and with Aboriginal peoples, their communities and other sources to develop respectful ways of thinking, communicating, understanding and acting about Australia’s first nation people.

What will I learn?

In this course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Extend your knowledge and understanding of narratives and accomplishments as told by Aboriginal peoples and reflect on the impact of past events on the present and future.

  • Analyse the historical and contemporary experiences that are important to Aboriginal peoples and communities and investigate their initiatives, accomplishments and actions to bring about positive change.

  • Develop an understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal culture, identities and experiences from a wide range of cultural expression including painting, music, performance, literature, visual arts and oral traditions.

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate your learning through 3 Assessment types:

Internal Assessment - (Consists of 4 tasks) 70%

  • Assessment Type 1 – Learning Journey (consists of 3 tasks) - 40%
  • Assessment Type 2 – Collaborative social action - 30%

External Assessment: - (Consists of one task) 30%

  • Assessment Type 3 - Acknowledgement – 30%


None required

Last updated: 29 July 2021