The page explains the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the senior curriculum and includes a range of support materials.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and the QCE
Brochures and posters to help promote the QCE to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, parents, workplaces and the community are available.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the curriculum
In the senior phase, learners gain an awareness of the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at local, regional, national and global levels. They engage with a variety of cultural protocols when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities within their local area and in the sourcing of Indigenous knowledges. This helps them develop a greater understanding of their own country of origin and of the cultural, social and political beliefs that influence Australian identity and society.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is an Authority subject for students in Years 11 and 12. The subject helps Aboriginal students, Torres Strait Islander students and non-Indigenous students to understand Australia's history and the contributions of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people to our life and cultures. In addition to the syllabus, a teachers handbook and promotional materials (brochure and posters) are also available.
Deadly pathways, part of the QCAA's Student Connect website, helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people tap into career and education networks, resources and opportunities. If you have an initiative, educational or career pathway that you would like considered for inclusion on this site, please send the details to IndigenousPortal@qcaa.qld.edu.au
Teacher support materials
The QCAA is developing a wide range of support materials for teachers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and subject matter.