Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies


Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 
  • Cost: No

About the Subject

In undertaking Aboriginal Studies, Stage 2, students learn from and with Aboriginal peoples and communities and other sources of Aboriginal voice. Through their learning in this subject, students draw on elements of history, sociology, politics, arts, and literature to analyse the historical and contemporary experiences that are of significance to Aboriginal peoples and communities.


Students provide evidence of their learning through five assessments, including the external assessment component. Students complete:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
three learning journey responses 40%
one social action 30%

External Assessment
one external assessment 30%

Assessment Type 1: Learning Journey (40%): Students complete three responses as part of their learning journey. In the three responses, students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal narratives. They evaluate and reflect on their learning, and consider how their thinking in the subject has changed.

Assessment Type 2: Social Action (30%): This assessment task consists of collaboratively planning and implementing a social action that communicates their learning. Students then complete an evaluation of and reflection on the social action presented in multimodal, oral, or written form.

External Assessment

Students undertake one acknowledgment task. In the acknowledgment students demonstrate their understanding of narratives and accomplishments as told by Aboriginal peoples. They present evidence of Aboriginal peoples’ and communities’ viewpoints on a selected area of study.

The acknowledgment may be in presented in multimodal, oral, or written form. It should be a maximum of 12 minutes if oral, 2000 words if written, or the equivalent if multimodal.

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