Languages (Italian) is a core subject at Sunbury Downs College at Years 7 and 8. At Years 9 and 10, Italian is offered as an elective subject. Students in the ACE program undertake Italian as a core subject at Years 7, 8 and 9 after which it is offered as an elective subject. Classes also operate at VCE level, where a more intensive study of the Italian language and grammar is offered, using prescribed themes and topics.
The course is designed to further extend and consolidate the students' knowledge of the Italian language through the processes of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It also aims to prepare students for further study in the language and to make them aware of the benefits of bilingualism for career and leisure purposes.