Planning, programming and assessing Aboriginal studies

Resources to help you plan, program and assess Aboriginal studies in Years 11-12.

Aboriginal studies provides students with an opportunity to learn about the past and present experiences of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples through research and inquiry methods. Students study:

  • the impact of social justice and human rights issues from pre-contact to contemporary times
  • the effect of laws, policies and other legal decisions
  • Aboriginal cultural, political, social and economic life today.

Aboriginal studies (NESA) contains the syllabus and support materials including a sample assessment grid, standards packages, HSC exam specifications, sample exams and past papers.



Aboriginality and the land (DOCX 85 KB) – A teaching and learning resource for this preliminary topic designed to contextualised into your existing program in part or full.


Aboriginal studies HSC revision resource (DOCK 81 KB) – Use this to support students in their studies as they prepare for the HSC exam. Use the included activities as part of classroom learning or set for independent study. The resource is designed to be used in part or in full to fit the contextual needs of your teaching.

HSC hub

The HSC hub contains quality resources aligned to NSW syllabuses. Access resources designed by our curriculum experts to support the delivery of HSIE subjects in the lead-up to the HSC examinations.

Aboriginal Studies - success in the written examination

30min presentation with tips for studying and completing the written examination.

HSC hub - Aboriginal Studies - success in the written examination


  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Stage 6

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