Stage 1 | Subject outline | Version control

Australian Languages — Revival Language Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0
Version 2.0 for teaching in 2024. Accredited in August 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Literacy


In this subject students extend and apply their literacy capability by, for example:

  • extending their knowledge and skills of language learning and language revival
  • extending their understanding of the relationship between written and oral language systems
  • developing their understanding of the nature of Australian Languages as systems of meaning
  • learning from and about local language materials available through community organisations and in local, state, and national archives and libraries
  • identifying and exploring features of an Australian Language
  • building their understanding of words and word origins
  • appreciating how writing systems are developed
  • recognising and experimenting with language patterns and structures
  • understanding and applying cultural norms and protocols associated with learning, using, researching, and reviving Australian Languages
  • building their knowledge and understanding of how language works
  • making connections and comparisons within and/or between languages
  • developing their skills of listening, speaking, performing, reading, viewing, and/or writing
  • engaging with and reflecting on ways of using language to create meaning
  • gaining insight into ways in which external influences impact on language use.