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The P-10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Syllabus provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge of and communication skills in the target Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Language. The syllabus promotes active engagement and communication between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Syllabus

The syllabus describes the aims, strand descriptions, community models of knowing, organisation (content descriptions and elaborations), achievement standards and assessment for the subject.

Resources

These resources provide support for schools and communities implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages syllabus.

References and where to find them

  • AIATSIS collection (PDF, 407 kB)
    Introduces language, cultural, historical and genealogical materials held by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) that could be used as part of language revival processes.
  • Language references (PDF, 427 kB)
    An extensive list of (mostly) print resources organised under three headings: linguistic/language resources; education/curriculum; and general references.
  • Language websites (PDF, 423 kB)
    A selection of links to websites relevant to the documentation, preservation or teaching and learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
  • State Library of Queensland resources (PDF, 412 kB)
    Outlines the language, cultural, historical and genealogical holdings of the State Library, which may be relevant to language revival processes, with tips on how and where to find them.
  • University of Queensland resources (PDF, 391 kB)
    Pinpoints significant language resources held within the University that could be used as part of language revival processes.

More information

Email langtrial@qcaa.qld.edu.au or phone (07) 3221 2553.


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