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Indigenous Education

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Indigenous Education is designed to attain two goals. The first is to ensure Indigenous students at all levels are able to participate in education and achieve appropriate, positive outcomes at an individual level. This can best be seen in the intent of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy [2015].

The second is to develop programs that assist the wider community to increase their understanding of Indigenous culture and history. The aim is to remove prejudice or racial intolerance. Part of both goals is to ensure that Indigenous languages remain alive in Australia.

In working to achieve these goals, it is essential to have Indigenous input at all levels from development to presentation and support. All levels and groups encourage this.

This page looks at Indigenous education in all Australian states & Territories.

The Indigenous Resources page provides support and resources. For more language information, go to Indigenous Languages and for general Indigenous information, the Indigenous Australia pages.

States & Territories

Australian Capital Territory

Education and Training Directorate

New South Wales

Board of Studies

Department of Education and Training

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Northern Territory

Department of Education

  • Indigenous Schools
    Catholic Education Office. Looks at their role in Indigenous Communities and has links for information on their Indigenous schools.
  • Larrakia
    ‘With Advance Training International heading the skills training and Kormilda College improving the academic ability, Larrakia Development Corporation have created a solid foundation to get skilled Larrakia into positions to better their future’.
  • New ! Narragunnawali Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning
    ‘Designed to support the 21 000+ early learning services, primary and secondary schools in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions’.

Queensland

Department of Education and Training

  • Indigenous Portal
    Solid Partners, Solid Futures. ‘A single point of accountability across the department for Indigenous policy and projects’. Sections cover :

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
    ‘To become a centre of excellence and expert opinion on teaching, research and consultation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures’. University of Queensland.
  • CQUniversity Australia - TEP
    ‘Enabling program to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist them to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake university study’.
  • Indigenous Education
    Queensland Catholic Education Commission. Indigenous Education Program Elements, Indigenous Perspectives, access an Education Action Plan.
  • Indigenous Education Projects
    ‘Established to manage Indigenous education projects and develop partnerships that work collaboratively’. QUT.
  • Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee
    ‘Provides independent advice to the Queensland and Australian governments on issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education’.

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South Australia

Department for Education and Child Development

Tasmania

Department of Education

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Victoria

Department of Education and Training

Western Australia

Department of Education

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