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Essential Learning Achievements (ELA)

1. The student uses a range of strategies to think and learn.
2. The student understands and applies the inquiry process.
3. The student makes considered decisions.
4. The student acts with integrity and regard for others.
5. The student contributes to group effectiveness.
7. The student creates, presents and appreciates artistic works.
8. The student listens and speaks with purpose and effect.
9. The student reads effectively.
11. The student critically interprets and creates texts.
14. The student manages self and relationships.
15. The student communicates with intercultural understanding.
21. The student understands about Australia and Australians.
22. The student understands and values what it means to be a citizen within a democracy.

http://activated.act.edu.au/ectl/resources/ECTL_Framework.pdf (PDF 1.3MB)

New South Wales



Stage 5

1. Values and attitudes
2. Difference and Diversity
3. Key Competencies: Multicultural


Northern Territory

EsseNTial learnings

Inner Learner
Creative Learner
Collaborative Learner
Constructive Learner

Studies of Society and Environment

Values, Beliefs and Cultural Diversity

  • assess the presence of core values in Australia
  • explore cultures for different viewpoints, life choices and ways of living
  • examine relationships within and between individuals, families, groups and society
  • investigate the influence of values and beliefs on attitudes, actions, behaviour and interaction within and between groups, communities and societies.



SOSE Essential Learnings

Culture and identity

Cultures and identities are shaped by a range of factors, and societies promote cohesion and diversity in different ways.


South Australia

Essential Learnings Middle Years

  1. Futures: developing perspectives to critically reflect upon and contribute to creating preferred futures,
  2. Identity: critically understanding and developing personal identity, group identity, and relationships, and acting to shape these,
  3. Interdependence: developing a sense of connectedness with other people, and systems, reflecting on and taking action to shape local and global communities
  4. Thinking: developing creativity, enterprise, wisdom and the capability to evaluate and generate ideas and solutions,
  5. Communication: developing knowledge, skills and dispositions required to construct and deconstruct meaning and to critically understand and use the power of communication and technologies.

Learning Areas

Societies and Cultures
Social Systems




  • Connectedness
  • Cooperation
  • Resilience
  • Achievement
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Equity

Curriculum Learning Areas

Society and History

Identity, Relationships and culture, Democratic values and processes,Interactions with the environment, Responsible citizenship, Historical Inquiry, Communication.


Western Australia

Overarching statement learning outcomes

8. Students understand their cultural, geographic and historical contexts and have the knowledge, skills and values necessary for active participation in life in Australia.
9. Students interact with people and cultures other than their own and are equipped to contribute to the global community.
10.Students participate in creative activity of their own and understand and engage with the artistic, cultural and intellectual work of others.
11.Students value and implement practices that promote personal growth and well being.
13. Students recognise that everyone has the right to feel valued and be safe, and, in this regard, understand their rights and obligations and behave responsibly.

Learning Areas

Society and Environment
The Arts

Core Shared Values

Self Acceptance and respect of self
Respect and concern for others and their rights
Social and Civic Responsibility