Human Society & Its Environment

Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) was previously known as Social Studies.

In this course students learn about the people in Australia and other parts of the world; and the social and physical environments in which they live.

They also develop particular skills in:

This course also contributes to the development of skills from other key learning areas, such as reading, writing, graphing, designing and making, and visually representing an idea or viewpoint.


Students are also encouraged to develop positive values and attitudes about themselves, others, the world that they live in and their future.

Teaching and Learning

Syllabus - Board of Studies