Education Queensland has produced A Guide to Implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Syllabuses. This Guide has been created to support principals and teachers to engage effectively with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities in order to implement the two Queensland syllabuses:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Language Syllabus (P-10) and
  2. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Languages (2011 trial) (Authority subject).

The Guide is recommended for everyone involved in language teaching. More information about the Guide and Queensland syllabuses can be found on the QSA website.

QILAC has also been involved in consultation with ACARA toward the release the Australian Curriculum: Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages, released December 2015.


If you are looking for resources to use in your classroom start with these two tools. They are useful in language and cross-curricular programs and are a wonderful way to begin lively class discussions.

– Marrin Gamu

– Queensland Indigenous Languages Map