Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 3 to 6 / Understanding / Language awareness

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that the use of stories and names in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages is culturally determined

[Key concepts: cultural safety; Key processes: recognising, observing, discussing]


  • understanding that there are open and closed versions of stories and ceremonies
  • observing and discussing protocols surrounding the retelling and sharing of stories
  • understanding that specific people as custodians of songs, stories and dances have the right to share these
  • understanding that certain people have the authority to give strangers access to certain areas of Country/Place
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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