The Department is providing an online professional learning resource for all staff to assist schools in developing their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures.
The resource consists of three modules which provide advice, process and practical suggestions as to what teachers should know and be able to do in order to teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students and to teach all students about ATSI languages, history and culture.
The modules reference the Department's Aboriginal Inclusion Plan, the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA)'s cross-curriculum priorities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
The Victorian Institute of Teaching is a partner in the project. The Institute encourages the participation of teachers in this program as part of their professional learning for renewal purposes. Teachers who complete the modules will understand that this learning will assist in addressing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Education support staff
All school staff are encouraged to complete the modules to assist them in learning about Aboriginal culture and interacting with ATSI students, their families and the local community.
How to access the learning
Follow the appropriate links below to the modules (click on the
Play button for each module).
It is suggested that you undertake the modules in order (1-3). At the end of each module is a short quiz and checklist which, when completed, signifies the end of that module. You are able to save a module which you have not completed and return to it later.
To receive a Certificate of Completion for the modules, please contact the Koorie Outcomes Division on 9651 3301.
Note: using browsers other than Internet Explorer may lead to restricted access to parts of the modules. We would appreciate feedback if this is the case.
Module 1: Understanding identity
Transcript (doc - 91kb) (doc - 95.5kb)
Module 2: Understanding our past
Transcript (doc - 97.5kb)
Module 3: Understanding learners
Transcript (doc - 91kb)
For any enquiries about this resource, please contact please contact the Koorie Outcomes Division on 9651 3301.