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​The Essential Learnings by the end of Year 3

Learning and assessment focus

Students use their creativity, imagination and senses to express their ideas, experiences and feelings through Dance, Drama, Music, Media and Visual Art. They begin to develop their aesthetic understandings of arts elements and languages. They create their own arts works, and present and respond to their own and others’ arts works, considering particular audiences and particular purposes.

They see the place of the arts in people’s work and community lives.

Students gain awareness of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, arts works and practices, and understand some of the protocols regarding Indigenous arts works.

Students use the essential processes of ways of working to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.


The Essential Learnings by the end of Year 5

Learning and assessment focus

Students use their creativity, imagination and senses to express their observations, values and beliefs in personal and community contexts through Dance, Drama, Music, Media and Visual Art. They develop their aesthetic understandings of arts elements and languages. They create their own arts works and present and respond to their own and others’ arts works, considering different audiences and different purposes. They are aware that people of all ages and backgrounds choose to work in arts or arts-related careers.

Students recognise that past and present experiences of artists influence the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, peoples, histories, cultures, protocols and relationships are represented and valued in Indigenous arts works.

Students use the essential processes of ways of working to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. 


Essential Learnings by the end of Year 7

Learning and assessment focus

Students use their creativity, imagination and senses to express ideas about social, cultural, historical and spiritual contexts through Dance, Drama, Music, Media and Visual Art. They extend their aesthetic understandings of arts elements and languages. They create their own arts works and present and respond to their own and others’ arts works, considering intended audiences and intended purposes. They recognise that there are many different arts disciplines and that people may choose to work as artists or use their expressive capabilities in other areas of their recreational and working lives.

Students understand that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts works are expressions of knowledge, complex relationships and diverse perspectives. They use protocols relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts works.

Students use the essential processes of ways of working to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.