Planning, programming and assessing Aboriginal Studies

Resources to help you plan, program and assess Aboriginal Studies in Years 7-10.

The Aboriginal Studies Years 7-10 syllabus is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal identities, communities, autonomy, roles and the range of relationships between Aboriginal Peoples and non-Aboriginal people.

Students may undertake either 100 or 200 hours of study in Aboriginal studies in Stage 4 and, or Stage 5. Courses are structured in the following ways.

  • A 100-hour course can consist of either:
    • Core 1 or Core 2 and a minimum of three options
    • Core 1 and Core 2 and two options
  • A 200-hour course
    • Core 1 and Core 2 and six options

The core study and options may be studied in any order or pattern.

Aboriginal Studies Years 7-10 resources have been created by a cross-sector writing team which included representatives from the:

  • NSW Department of Education, Curriculum Secondary Learners
  • Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW)
  • Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW)
  • Tertiary sector.


  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Stage 4
  • Stage 5

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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