Subject information

The study of Australian Languages offers students opportunities to learn about the languages and cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia.

Students learn about the current status of Indigenous languages in Australia and the circumstances under which they have become endangered or extinct. Students also learn about the linguistic structure of these languages.

They explore and develop an appreciation of the value of Australian languages as storehouses of cultural and social knowledge and ways of thinking for the Indigenous communities who speak and identify with them.

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Changes to moderation sample selection

From 2017, the SACE Board will no longer select Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers will select the moderation sample.

Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.

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Subject codes

Subject Credits Code
Australian Languages 10
First Language Maintenance I 10 2FMA10
First Language Maintenance II 10 2FMB10
Language Awareness I 10 2LWA10
Language Awareness II 10 2LWB10
Language Revival I 10 2LRA10
Language Revival II 10 2LRB10
Second Language Learning I 10 2SLA10
Second Language Learning II 10 2SLB10

Brent Bloffwitch
SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
+61 8 8372 7515