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Australian Languages — First Language Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in 2024. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Learning requirements

Learning requirements

The learning requirements summarise the knowledge, skills, and understanding that students are expected to develop and demonstrate through their learning in Stage 1 Australian Languages — First Language.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. interact with others to exchange information, experiences, opinions, and ideas in [First Language]
  2. create resources in [First Language] to express information, experiences, opinions, and ideas
  3. understand and apply knowledge of [First Language] systems and structures
  4. analyse and respond to resources that are in [First Language]
  5. explore and analyse relationships between language, culture, and identity, and their roles in interpreting and shaping meaning and identity
  6. understand and reflect on language variation and change, and consider ways to sustain, strengthen, and advocate for [First language].

The history of Australian Languages means that written materials in or about a language being studied may not be extensive. Students are encouraged to use and engage with as wide a range of resources as possible. Resources include, but are not limited to:

  • spoken materials, such as talks, conversations, and interviews, whether filmed, recorded, transcribed, or experienced personally
  • written materials, such as books, articles, diaries, letters, and administrative records
  • artwork, music, songs, and other creative materials
  • online materials.