Leading Aboriginal Education


The course focuses on implementation of policy and strategies for building understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Islander students, histories and communities. It explores personal and professional reflections, links to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, policies and declarations, the use of student data, making connections and building relationships in your school to improve educational outcomes of students.

Explore practical examples of ways to build cultural knowledge and understanding in schools and assist participants to develop an action plan within the domains of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan (links to 1.4.3, 2.4.3 and 7.2.3).

Turn policy into action with practical strategies including building links beyond the school through knowledge of community and the context in which you are teaching and your students are learning (links to 1.4.3, 3.7.3 and 7.2.3)

Building collective efficacy around practice and implementation of NSW DET's Aboriginal Education Policy at the school level and educating the whole school community on aboriginal histories and cultures (links to 2.4.3)

Analyse and reflect on student participation and achievement data to build capacity of school leaders to confidently lead aboriginal education across the school with a focus on the importance of relationships and partnerships (links to 6.3.3)


Completing a Leading Aboriginal Education course will contribute to 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.4.3, 2.4.3, 3.7.3, 6.3.3, 7.2.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Evaluation Comments:

  • A rich day full of learning and inspiration.
  • (The course deepened) my understanding of Aboriginal cultures and the policies and support material available to implement Aboriginal Education across the curriculum and across the school.
  • I found the access to such approachable and knowledgeable presenters both refreshing and very helpful.
  • Real conversations about real and achievable actions that can be taken in my school.

Target Participants

Teachers and executives playing a leadership role in implementation of the Aboriginal Education Policy in NSW public schools.


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