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 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 Consultative 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
and the Torres Strait Islanders Regional Education Council
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 746K
, 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)
for Australia and is a supporting document to the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline
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This page was last reviewed on 18 Dec 2013