To assist schools with improving one of the four targets under the
Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Succeeding strategy, as determined by their Regional Director based on regional performance: Improve the proportion of students achieving a C or above in English, reduce the number of students receiving multiple school disciplinary absences by 2022, improve the proportion of educators who strongly agree they are confident in embedding cultural perspectives in learning by 30% by 2022 and increase the student retention rate from Years 10–12 to 90% by 2022.
Duration of program
2021 to June 2023
State schools with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Each regional director will determine which target to best invest in under the profile and choose schools based on their performance against one of the 4 Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Succeeding strategy targets, efficiencies of scale, and strategy discussions with State Schools – Indigenous Education.
Allocation of funds
Each region will receive $100,000.
Regional directors determine payment amounts to schools, based on their performance against one of the 4 Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Succeeding strategy targets, efficiencies of scale and strategy discussions with State Schools – Indigenous Education.
This region will provide funding for a Senior Project Officer to be allocated to the host school to cover salary costs.
South East region
Program managed by the region with limited distribution to schools for specific programs like Naidoc Week activities.
North Coast region
- Funds used by the region to manage and deliver program outcomes that contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students succeeding.
- Funding (up to $10,000) provided to schools to support individual Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island students to achieve a QCE, to complete certificates or access additional courses that contribute to their QCE points. Eligible schools will be identified through the regional QCE data collection and contacted directly.
Darling Downs South West region
Program managed by the region with no distribution to schools.
- Funds utilised by the region in order to develop a tailored professional learning program to build confident and capable school principals and regional leaders of inclusion with a focus on every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student succeeding.
- Funds used to continue to build the inclusive and cultural knowledge of principals to enhance authentic engagement with indigenous families and students.
- Some funds provided to schools as part of NSIT training through the Education Improvement Branch (Focus—Indigenous Lens).
Northern Queensland region
- Funds are utilised by the region to support programs in alignment with regional priorities and school improvement plans.
- Some funds are distributed to schools to deliver on program outcomes.
Far North Queensland region
- Schools will be invited to apply for funding, outlining a school proposal, using the Department of Education Key Priorities.
- A selection panel will assess applications against a criteria matrix and rating system.
- Schools will be notified of successful applications and monies will be appropriated in Semester 1 each year.
Payment amounts and timing will be ad hoc throughout the year, determined and coordinated by the relevant regional office.
|2020 Indigenous student data
|Strategy and Performance Reporting Portal
How to apply
Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements are automatically calculated and paid each year.
Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Succeeding
Phone: (07) 4842 8300
Darling Downs and South West
Phone: (07) 4616 3771
Far North Queensland
Phone: (07) 4037 3822
Phone: (07) 3028 8052
Phone: (07) 3203 9000
Phone: (07) 4758 3222
Phone: (07) 5656 6688