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:
- Developing, monitoring and reporting on the Department s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Training and Employment Action Plan
- Undertaking strategic Indigenous partnerships role for the Department with state-wide, national and cross sector stakeholders
- Researching, identifying and promoting opportunities for innovative approaches to improving outcomes for Indigenous early childhood and schooling students
- Influencing and/or monitoring international, national, and state Indigenous education policies and research that may impact on Indigenous education in Queensland
- Undertaking specific strategic state-wide and national initiatives focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
- Supporting the secretariats of the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultation Committee and the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Working Group.
The department works closely with partners including the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee
, the Stronger Smarter Institute
and the Torres Strait Islanders Regional Education Council
to progress change. The department publishes a quarterly newsletter Closing the Gap for parents, educators, community members and all people with an interest in improving the education and training of Queensland's first peoples. Subscribe here
Expressions of interest for QIECC membership
The Department of Education, Training and Employment is seeking suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders to serve on the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee (QIECC). Appointments will be for up to a three year term. Closing date for expressions of interest: 10 May 2013
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page for more information.
Call for input on new Indigenous action plan
The Queensland Government is keen to consult with a range of key stakeholders, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations, on the development of a new action plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. A discussion paper 645k
is now available to stimulate discussion and feedback about the development of a new four year action plan. Feedback can be provided by using this feedback form 173k
and emailing to Indigenous Partnerships
The discussion paper builds on the issues raised at the Minister s consultation forum held in December 2012 and presents proposed future directions for broader consultation and discussion. A report on outcomes
2.1M from the consultation forum is now 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.
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