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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.

This page has been archived and is no longer being maintained.

The Second Page looks at Commonwealth involvement in this area, language related activity [also see below], research and other information.

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

  • Indigenous Education ACT
    Statement from the Department of Education & Training on teaching of Indigenous students and their culture. Related material includes :

New South Wales

Board of Studies

Department of Education and Communities

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Northern Territory

Department of Education

  • Indigenous Education
    Home page for Indigenous Education in government schools.
    You need to be able to log in to access this teacher site. Other sites include :
  • 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’.


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

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South Australia

Department of Education, Training and Employment


Department of Education

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Department of Education and Training

Western Australia

Department of Education

  • Aboriginal Education Directorate
    Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Community Involvement, Policy and Research, Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Cultural Resources. Some aspects are listed below :

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