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Aboriginal studies

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.

Year 11

Course content:

  • Aboriginality and the land
  • heritage and Identity
  • International Indigenous Community: Comparative study
  • research and inquiry methods: Local community case study

Year 12

Course content:

  • social Justice and human rights issues
  • case studies
  • research and inquiry methods – Major project