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Indigenous Partnerships


The department acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea where we all work and live and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

Who are we?

The Indigenous Partnerships Unit develops, coordinates and influences policy and strategic initiatives focused on increasing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people across the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

The Indigenous Partnerships Unit undertakes this role primarily by: The department works closely with partners including the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee External Link and the Torres Strait Islanders Regional Education Council External Link to progress change. The department publishes a quarterly newsletter Solid Partners Solid Futures for parents, educators, community members and all people with an interest in improving the education and training of Queensland's first peoples. Subscribe here.

Solid partners Solid futures - a new partnership approach to improving Indigenous outcomes

The Department of Education, Training and Employment has released a new plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. The plan, known as Solid partners Solid futures Adobe PDF document746K, adopts a new partnership approach to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students engage in learning in their pathway from 'crayon to career'. A summary of Solid partners Solid futures is also available. A report on recent consultations is also available.

Remote Indigenous Professional Development

The Remote Indigenous Professional Development (RIPD) project promotes the use of Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia in early childhood education and care services that cater for predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in remote, very remote and rural areas of Queensland.

Foundations for Success

Foundations for Success is a practical guideline to extend and enrich learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in their kindergarten year.
The guideline aligns with Belonging, being and becoming: the early years learning framework (EYLF) External Link for Australia and is a supporting document to the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline External Link.


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This page was last reviewed on 18 Dec 2013




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Remote Indigenous Professional Development Project




2013 Early Years From Stength-to-Strength Professional Development Workshop


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