Level Post Compulsory

Level descriptors reflect the strand specific enduring understandings by describing key knowledge, understanding and learning processes aligned to levels of learning achievement.

They explain the content to be taught and promote engagement in analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Achievement standards indicate the quality of learning (the extent of knowledge, the depth of understanding and the sophistication of skills) students should typically demonstrate by a particular point in their schooling.

Level Descriptor

Learning Process
To ensure full expression of the content students will:

Achievement Standard
By the end of Level Post Compulsory students working at standard will be able to:

Strand: Christian Ethics – Personal and Social

Recognising the dignity of the human person, Christians are called to create and support institutions and networks that enhance opportunities for human flourishing. 


In light of Catholic social teaching, identify and critique the impact of Catholic organisations and/or institutions for the flourishing of human beings in their care and in society.

Analyse a minimum of two Catholic organisations and/or institutions for the ways in which they support human flourishing. 


For Christians, life within a global community means a call to respect and act for justice for all of creation in co-operation with other religions and non-religious organisations.


Explore and articulate the ways in which the Church and its teachings support Christians to act with justice within the local and global community.

Investigate a deliberate Christian response to the call for responsible action for justice on behalf of creation. 


Strand: Church and Tradition

The Catholic Church provides a specific religious context for exploring fundamental questions of meaning and purpose.


Investigate Church teachings on contemporary social and ecological issues how they inform decisions made by Catholics for human flourishing and how they might influence decisions for human flourishing generally.

Analyse how the Church’s teaching that all human beings are created in the image of God could impact positively for the development of any social and ecological policy. 


The Catholic Church recognises the value of each person’s life whether married, single or ordained, Christian or other than Christian. For many Christians their life’s call expresses and finds fulfilment in service to God, others and all of creation.


Discern, differentiate and describe the characteristics of a Christian life lived consciously in service for the good of others and creation with those of a life lived in service for the good of others and creation.

Analyse the place of a Christian understanding of vocation in a person’s life together with its potential to enable human flourishing.

In light of recognition by the Church that all are created in the image of God, Christians are called to care for the marginalised and vulnerable of the world; this understanding finds expression as a preferential option for the poor.


Critically examine the principles of Catholic Social Teaching in light of contemporary social and personal issues that affect the marginalised and vulnerable of the world.

Identify those you consider to be marginalised and vulnerable, both locally and globally; then articulate ways in which Catholic social teaching addresses their right to flourish. 


Strand: God, Religion and Society

In cultural terms, the arts, sciences and humanities offer ways for exploring the fundamental questions of life and for people of faith, ways for exploring the mystery of God. 


Investigate some ways in which the arts, sciences and humanities enable exploration of the fundamental questions of life while at the same time enabling people of faith to engage with the mystery of God.

Investigate and identify ways in which the arts, sciences and humanities could help address the fundamental questions of life and the mystery of 



In a pluralising and secular culture, people’s spirituality, customs and way of life are informed by their particular religious and/or non-religious worldviews.


Identify and critique some potential challenges posed by different religious traditions and non-religious worldviews in Australia and the importance of working with the challenge of respecting otherness for the common good.

Compare and analyse the effect of a religious and non-religious worldview for a person, in terms of everyday life.

 Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments

Different styles of prayer are part of the rich heritage of the Church. Prayer is both reflective and active, in accord with the varied circumstances and dimensions of a person’s and/or community’s relationship with God.


Explore different forms of Christian prayer articulating ways in which these prayer forms could nourish and deepen a Christian’s and/or another’s way of being in the world, either personally or in community.

Investigate different styles of Christian prayer and their potential for influencing a person’s and/or community’s life for the common good.

The spiritual life which is given expression in different religious traditions and worldviews, can inform life's meaning and purpose and may be enriched through prayer.


Investigate the spiritual life in terms of the Christan tradition together with that of other religious traditions and worldviews, discerning how prayer offers meanng and purpose for people's lives.

Compare ways in which the spiritual life of people from different religious traditions and worldviews offers pathways for meaning and purpose in life and may be enriched through prayer. 


Scripture, Israel and Jesus

Jesus’ life, death and resurrection are central to the Christian’s search for meaning and identity. 


Identify the characteristics of the Jewish tradition that provided meaning and identity for Jesus, thereby influencing meaning and identity for Christians now and significance for the lives of others.

Investigate how Jesus Christ is central to the Christian’s search for meaning and identity. 


The Scriptures are alive, inspired, revealed, interpreted and guided by tradition, biblical scholarship and the lived experience of God's people in their context. 


Identify understandings and beliefs from the Old and New Testaments and evaluate the significance of these understandings and beliefs for Christians and others today. 


Investigate scripture from two perspectives: Hebrew and Christian, indicating in each case how the Word of God is revealed, interpreted and guided in terms of biblical scholarship and the lived experience of believers.