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Below are links to the syllabus, online survey and survey questions for Draft 2 of the redeveloped Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies syllabus.

The syllabus survey is available Friday 19 May 2017 until Friday 9 June 2017.


Note: Draft syllabuses are pre-publishing and as such have not been edited.

Draft 2 syllabus structure

Draft 2 of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies senior syllabus contains the following sections:

  • course overview, which includes a rationale outlining the particular qualities of a subject and what students will learn
  • teaching and learning, which includes syllabus objectives, the valued pedagogies and/or conceptual frameworks particular to a subject
  • four units of work, which include formative Units 1 and 2 and summative Units 3 and 4. Each unit will have a unit title and description, unit objectives, unit requirements and detail of subject matter
  • assessment information for Units 3 and 4, including instrument-specific marking guides (ISMGs) for summative internal assessments
  • external assessment, which includes subject-specific external assessment advice
  • glossary, which includes curriculum language that is consistent across syllabuses as well as subject-specific terms.

The consultation process is explained in memo 031/17:

Last updated: 19 May 2017

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