Developing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Languages Curriculum

Offering a local language curriculum in your school.

If your local community is interested in working toward offering a local language curriculum at your school there are existing resources for each state to support this process. As a first step, we recommend reading:

In particular the Framework’s ‘Rationale’ and ‘Guiding principles’ overview includes things to consider when approaching your local community.

These guides to offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language curriculum in schools are also useful resources particularly in regions where languages are not strong:

Here are some links to information specific to your region

New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia

Although the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre does not support teaching Aboriginal language in schools at this time, they have developed a presentation to help educators accomodate the Australian Curriculum Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages for palawa kani.