Key Questions

  • What were some traditional Aboriginal technologies?
  • What were their different uses?
  • What are their uses today?

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Examine at least traditional Aboriginal technology.
  • Analyse its different uses.  
  • Compare to the possible uses today.

Curriculum Links


  • Identify how people create familiar designed solutions and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (VCDSTS013)
  • Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability, that impact on the design of solutions to meet community needs (VCDSTS023)

Key Local Knowledge Featured in this Unit


Local Didgeridoo Artist

This unit centres around students examining the use and design of the didgeridoo.  It is important that students learn this from a local community member.  Information on how to arrange this is included within the Unit Plan.

Number of Lessons


Unit Plan


Supporting Documents