Aboriginal education strategy and policy
Key department policies and strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Aboriginal Education Policy
The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education's commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It demonstrates our commitment to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy 2015.
Turning Policy into Action guide
Aboriginal Education and Communities has created Turning Policy into Action (PDF 983KB), a guide to support the implementation of the Aboriginal Education Policy.
Partnership Agreement 2020-2030, Walking Together, Working Together
The Partnership Agreement 2020-2030, Walking Together, Working Together between the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (NSW AECG) aims to ensure that every Aboriginal child and young person in NSW achieves their potential through education. It recognises the NSW AECG as the peak community advisory body to the department on Aboriginal education at all levels and in all stages of planning and decision making.
- Partnership Agreement summary poster A3 (PDF 2.33 MB)
- AECG Partnership Agreement (PDF 4.67 MB)
- AECG Partnership Agreement A3 (PDF 1.25 MB)
Learn more about the important work of our partner at the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. website
Connected Communities Strategy
The Connected Communities Strategy (PDF 665KB) has been informed by advice from the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Incorporated, and a broad consultation process with key stakeholders. It is underpinned by progressive educational research that highlights the value of place-based approaches to education.
OCHRE Plan - Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests
Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests is an initiative of OCHRE: The NSW Government Plan for Aboriginal Affairs. Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests create learning pathways for Aboriginal students, teachers and community members.
Revitalising language and culture will help support Aboriginal people to learn their local Aboriginal language, both within their community and in school. Aboriginal Education and Communities is responsible for leading the Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests.
Quick links to related Department of Education resources
- Rural and Remote Education - A blueprint for action
- Aboriginal Human Resources Development Plan
- Targeted Funding and Equity Loading - Resource Allocation Model (RAM)
- Public Schools NSW Strategic Directions - Creating Futures Together 2015 - 2017 (PDF 106.8 KB)
- NSW Department of Education 5 Year Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017 (PDF 3.19 MB)
- Aboriginal Learning and Engagement Centre Guidelines 2021 (PDF 257KB)