Humanities and Social Science (HASS) covers the History and Geography, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship sections of the Australian Curriculum appropriate to year level. The content of curricula enables students to develop knowledge and skills through investigating the historical, cultural, social and environmental factors that shape their identity and society.
A HASS based inquiry unit of work is the focus for at least one out of the two semester based units of work taught per school year along with science, technology and The Arts based units. An example of an inquiry unit is; Where, When and Why Canberra became Australia's capital. Through such inquiries, students are actively involved in clarifying and articulating attitudes, values and beliefs and developing the competence to participate as responsible and effective national and global citizens.