Working in partnership with the NSW AECG Inc.

The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Incorporated (NSW AECG Inc.) is the peak community advisory body to the department on Aboriginal education and training at all levels and in all stages of planning and decision making.

The Partnership Agreement with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc.

The NSW Department of Education and NSW AECG Incorporated Partnership Agreement (PDF 4.67 MB) is based on the principles of respect, commitment, collaboration and accountability to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal learners.

The Partnership Agreement is based on a genuine and practical approach to working together to improve outcomes for Aboriginal learners by ensuring that they have access to an education and training system that values their cultural heritage and identity and supports their learning and career development through quality teaching practices, relevant policies and strategies and inclusive curriculum and training programs.

Video – 2020-2030 Partnership Agreement launch

Duration – 30:40

On 23 October, our leaders signed the 2020-2030 Partnership Agreement between the department and the NSW AECG.

Transcript of the Partnership Agreement 2020-2030 launch video

Video – Our partnership with the AECG

Duration – 3:41
Learn how our partnership with the AECG is helping build a respect for and understanding of Aboriginal culture and history in the classroom.

Connecting to Country

Connecting to Country is a professional development program for principals, teachers and all department staff to establish respectful relationships with Aboriginal students, families and communities at a local level.

The program supports participants to plan, develop and implement culturally inclusive programs, underpinned by productive pedagogy and practices whilst increasing student expectations and performance in literacy, numeracy and general academic outcomes.

Healthy Culture Healthy Country

The Healthy Culture Healthy Country program highlights the importance of maintaining local Aboriginal languages and cultures through education. The program emphasises the synthesis between the health of culture, the health of Country, and the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians.

Healthy Culture Healthy Country film clip

NSW AECG Health Culture Healthy Country.

Transcript of Healthy Culture Healthy Country

The program consists of three workshops:

  • Workshop 1 - Designing Local Aboriginal Cultural Curriculum
  • Workshop 2 - Exploring Aboriginal Teaching Methods
  • Workshop 3 - Culturally Apposite Assessment

To sign up to the Healthy Culture Healthy Country workshop or to learn more visit the NSW AECG Inc. website.

Professional development for teachers and school staff

The NSW AECG Inc. runs a range of professional development courses for teachers and support staff. The courses include Aboriginal content and perspectives and provide an understanding of the unique relationship that exists between Aboriginal peoples and their environments.

The courses relate directly to stages in the syllabus and can be mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers including 1.4 and 2.4.

NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Incorporated local representatives

The NSW AECG Inc. website has an interactive map for schools to find their local AECG representatives.

For the latest news, events, courses, resources and Pemulwuy newsletter (newsletter of the NSW AECG Inc.) visit the NSW AECG Inc website.

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