The new syllabus identifies the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes that students are expected to develop. It is designed to provide flexibility for teachers to develop their teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of their students. Students investigate their personal, family and community history. They develop understanding of Australia's Indigenous and colonial history and how Australia became a nation. Students learn about: historical concepts, such as viewing an historical event from a different point of view; historical skills, such as using historical sources for an investigation; Included with the syllabus are a guide, parents' guide and advice on assessment.