Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 7 to 10 / Understanding / Language awareness

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand and apply cultural norms, skills and protocols associated with learning, using and researching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages

[Key concepts: ownership, ethical behaviour; Key processes: acknowledging, investigating, applying]


  • using culturally appropriate protocols when engaging with and learning from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • acknowledging cultural and intellectual property rights and copyright over language work, in relation to song holders, story keepers, language informers, composers and choreographers
  • understanding that permission and consent of the owners of languages must be sought when visiting Country/Place, investigating processes for seeking permission from cultural authorities to visit or to gain information about Country/Place/particular sites, stories and family histories
  • accessing, eliciting, recording and storing information appropriately according to cultural norms/mores
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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