Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A
The Aboriginal studies course examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal peoples. It aims to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills about the inter-relationship between the concepts of an Aboriginal world view, a shared history of Australia and social justice, with a view to enabling students to be active and informed citizens.
This course is often chosen:
- to develop the cultural sensitivity and communication skills required for health, policing and community services careers
- by Indigenous students to further develop cultural understanding
- by students with an interest in the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal Australia.
To be successful in this course a student needs to have sound literacy skills (Naplan band 7 or higher) and have an interest in the social sciences.
Further information is available on the Aboriginal studies syllabus website.
- Aboriginality and the land
- heritage and Identity
- International Indigenous Community: Comparative study
- research and inquiry methods: Local community case study
- social Justice and human rights issues
- case studies
- research and inquiry methods – Major project