Building strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through learning is a department priority. We work with local communities to improve education outcomes for indigenous students in a range of ways outlined under the department's Closing the Gap education strategy.
To effect maximum change, the strategy identifies a small number of targeted outcomes to close the gap:
The department also has three school support units to provide professional development for teachers and administrators and programs and services to help schools improve indigenous student achievement. These Indigenous School Support Units are in:
The department publishes a monthly newsletter Closing the gap about events, activities and issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training. To subscribe go to the Closing the gap newsletter webpage.
This page was last reviewed on 17 Jun 2011