15 TCE credit points

Level: Level 3

Hours: 150

Type: TASC

Standards: LIT

Course overview

You have
TASC course
May lead to
  • 'A/B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum History or English or CA in Religion in Society 2.
Studies of Religion 3
  • A pathway to Philosophy 3 and builds skills relevant to Modern History 3 and Ancient History 3.
  • A pathway to further studies in Asian studies, philosophy, education, counselling, politics or other humanities courses such as history and anthropology.

  • How religious affiliations, ideas, movements and belief systems have shaped society and culture, past and present.
  • How religious tradition contributes to the development of worldview and comprehension of meaning and purpose for individuals and communities.
  • How religious debate contributes to social, cultural, political and ethical issues.
  • How particular beliefs and perspectives contribute to the role of religion in society.
  • How issues and challenges for religious traditions manifest in contemporary society.

  • Engage in group discussions and presentations.
  • Conduct individual and group research.
  • Select topics to study e.g. one religious tradition from: Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Aboriginal spirituality.
  • Investigate inter-related aspects of religious traditions e.g. ritual, practices, symbols, structures and festivals, or sacred texts.
  • Investigate ethics as a discipline that articulates the thinking that goes into developing a moral position.
  • Investigate a variety of ethical codes of world religious traditions and other ethical frameworks (such as natural law ethics, virtue ethics, situation ethics, Kantian ethics)
  • Investigate significant challenge and change encountered by a religious tradition within a key period (may be historical or contemporary)
  • Undertake non-biased investigation into co-existence of religious and secular traditions in Australia and globally.

  • Is interested in studying how religion interfaces with culture, ethics and society.
  • Enjoys reading on religious and ethical topics.
  • ‘A’/‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with is interested in interpreting religious issues from a range of perspectives of religious traditions or viewpoint.
  • Understands and is willing to engage in a course that is designed to be available to all learners, irrespective of the existence, or nature, of any individual religious beliefs.
This course is available at 4 locations
  • 2022 (current view)
  • 2023
  • 2024 (discontinued)