The Department of Education acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands across Queensland. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the state.
Achieving a successful schooling outcome greatly enhances employment prospects for all young Queenslanders.
A key priority is that every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student in Queensland is afforded the opportunity to achieve success.
The department has an array of education initiatives to support and extend Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. These draw upon the culture and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to achieve positive educational outcomes for all.
Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Succeeding Strategy
The Department of Education has released the
Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student succeeding strategy.
Following an extensive consultation process, the strategy sets the direction on how we will improve outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in state schools through:
- connection to culture
- high expectations
- meaningful pathways.
In line with the department's Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education action plan and State Schools Strategy, these priorities recognise the importance of acknowledging and promoting culture, and supporting students to achieve through to Year 12.