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Course Description

Be the teacher who makes a difference and lead Aboriginal education for all students.

Gamilaroi woman and president of the Aboriginal Studies Association, Kylie Captain, brings two decades' of Aboriginal education expertise to present this course with Dr Cathie Burgess, Associate Professor of Aboriginal Studies at the University of Sydney.

In this PD, you will:

  • Build your knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal peoples’ histories, cultures and communities and implications for teaching/learning.

  • Develop confidence and an understanding of cultural protocols for collaborating with Aboriginal communities.

  • Recognise Aboriginal student learner needs and the implications for teaching and learning.

  • Discover fresh ways to align the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cross Curriculum Priority with teaching and learning.

  • Understand and apply the Learning from Country Framework to include Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing in your curriculum, pedagogical practice and classroom.

  • Explore diverse resources for implementing the Aboriginal Curriculum.

  • Develop a plan of action to implement strategies in your context.

This course is video-based, with accompanying workbook and a wealth of resources.



Teaching staff and school leaders K-12

Teaching Standards

1.4.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

2.4.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: Provide opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages

$179 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Meet the Presenters

    • Course Workbook

    • Video 1 - Introduction

  • 2

    Module 1 - Reflecting on Your 'Why'

    • Video 2 - Reflecting on Your 'Why'

  • 3

    Module 2 - Belonging, Relationships and Community Engagement

    • Video 3 - Belonging, Relationships and Community Engagement

    • Workbook Activities

  • 4

    Module 3 - The Power of Truth Telling

    • Video 4 - The Power of Truth Telling

    • Video Links

    • Video 5 - Explanation of Workbook Activities

    • Workbook Activities

  • 5

    Module 4 - Selecting Appropriate Resources

    • Video 6 - Selecting Appropriate Resources

    • Workbook Activities

  • 6

    Module 5 - Embedding Aboriginal Content

    • Video 7 - Embedding Aboriginal Content

    • Video Link - Dr Chris Matthews

    • Suggestions for Collaboration

  • 7

    Conclusion - Your Plan to Make a Difference

    • Video 8 - Your Plan to Make a Difference

    • Final Reflection Questions

  • 8


    • Links to Videos

    • Significant Dates For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia

    • Learning Journey Sample

    • Unit of Work Sample

  • 9

    Course Feedback

    • Please take few minutes to give us your feedback

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Leading Aboriginal Education, Curriculum and Community Engagement will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Aboriginal education and supporting Aboriginal students/children, addressing Standard Descriptors 1.4.2 and 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher in NSW.



Kylie  Captain

Kylie Captain

A proud Gamilaroi woman, Kylie Captain is an author and educator whose books and journals are positively impacting the lives of many. As the President of the Aboriginal Studies Association and Founding Director of Dream Big Education Wellbeing & Education, Kylie brings over two decades of experience in First Nations Education, finance, and community services.

Renowned for her expertise in delivering high-impact teacher professional learning and bespoke Aboriginal cultural capability training for corporate and government organisations. Kylie is passionate about utilising her experiences and adversities to make a difference in the lives of many – one student, school and organisation at a time.
Dr Cathie Burgess

Dr Cathie Burgess

Associate Professor Cathie Burgess is a non-Aboriginal teacher, researcher and parent of Aboriginal children, involved in local community sports and organisations on Gadigal Country. She has extensive teaching and leadership experience, currently coordinating and lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate Aboriginal Studies, Aboriginal Community Engagement, Learning from Country and Leadership in Aboriginal Education courses in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.

Cathie’s research involves community-led initiatives, centring Aboriginal voices and positioning Aboriginal community-based educators as leaders through projects such as Learning from Country in the City, Aboriginal Voices: Insights into Aboriginal Education and the Culturally Nourishing Schooling Project, and Sparking Imagination Education: Transforming Inequality in Schools.

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