The Department of Education acknowledges the Traditional Custodians 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 peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the state.
The department is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable education for every student and to fulfilling our obligations under
Queensland’s Multicultural Recognition Act 2016 and
Human Rights Act 2019.
In early 2022, the department consulted widely on ways to improve outcomes for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as they move from entry to Prep through to their post-school destinations. Consultation findings, contemporary research and local evidence will inform a plan focused specifically on children and young people who:
were born in a country other than Australia
have 1 parent or both parents who were born overseas
speak a language other than English or Australian Indigenous languages at home
have a parent or parents who speak a language other than English or Australian Indigenous languages at home.
Refugees and asylum seekers, international students, migrants taking up employment opportunities and others reuniting with family contribute to our culturally diverse school communities.
The plan will not specifically include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people as the department has a clear commitment and dedicated First Nations Strategy and Partnerships team focused on improving the educational experiences and outcomes of Australian First Nations students.
For more information, please contact Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Partnerships at
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