The content of the Awakenings Curriculum Framework is structured by the following content strands which reflect the major topics of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis, and the Religious Education frameworks across Australia.

These strands are overlapping and interwoven in describing the key knowledge, understandings and practices of the Catholic tradition and history.

They outline the breadth of the Christian tradition in all its dimensions, and of its vision of the human person.