Aboriginal studies

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.

The NESA Aboriginal studies page 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 - a teaching and learning resource for this preliminary topic designed to contextualised into your existing program in part or full.

If you need further assistance with accessibility for any of these resources, please get in touch with us at SecondaryEducationUnit@det.nsw.edu.au

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