In 2018, NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) released a new K-10 syllabus for Indonesian. Teachers implement this syllabus in 2019 with Years 7 and 9, and in 2020 with Years 8 and 10.


Visit our Stages 4 and 5 page to access generic advice and support on programming and assessment including:

  • programming guidelines, to ensure you’re meeting the requirements set by NESA
  • our backward mapping tool, to support you in planning the learning journey for your students
  • sample assessment tasks
  • sample templates for units of work.

We also recommend you look at resources for other languages, accessed via the left-hand menu, to see a range of formats and approaches.

Support materials from NSW Department of Education

The Indonesian K-10 syllabus was developed using the Languages K-10 Framework. As all K-10 language syllabuses (2017 and later) are underpinned by this framework, teachers should view resources across all languages to access a broader range of sample scope and sequences, unit starters and assessment tasks.

Sample scope and sequence documents

Sample assessment tasks

  • Stage 4 – coming in Semester 2 2020

Unit starters

A unit starter is a set of proposed teaching, learning and assessment strategies, arranged around a topic or theme. Teachers adapt the content to suit the needs of individual students and their local school context.

  • Stage 4 – coming in Semester 2 2020
  • Stage 4 – class party (DOCX 532KB), a generic unit plan which showcases differentiation and adjustments to support the needs of a range of learners
  • Stage 5 – food trucks (DOCX 93KB), a generic unit plan which can be adapted to any language

Support materials from NESA

Sample scope and sequence document

Sample units of work

Sample assessment task


The NSW Department of Education has created a Stage 4 (100 hours) Indonesian course.

The course is available free of charge to NSW public schools. The course is also available to independent schools, for a $210 administration fee.

This is a Moodle-based course which will require schools to have their own Moodle server (version 2.8.9) and have the specific plugins on order to access the interactive activities and listening files.

To learn more about the course, or to arrange a copy, please contact the NSW School of Languages at

Interactive resources

  • Basa basi for Stages 3 to 6 - a series of videos with supporting activities.
  • Waking up in Indonesia embeds online collaboration tools and 21st-century learning skills to support students studying Stage 4 or 5.
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