Policy

Solid partners solid futures: a partnership approach for excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood, education, training and employment from 2013 to 2016

3 Oct 2013
Description

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people have the confidence, skills and knowledge to make a valuable contribution — socially, culturally and economically — to the wellbeing of their families and communities and to all Queenslanders.

Purpose
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people have the support they need to enjoy and achieve success throughout their educational journey from early childhood through to employment.

Key drivers
Two key drivers underpin the development of Solid partners Solid futures:
1.    rapidly growing and young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
2.    significant gaps exist in outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Queenslanders.

Partnership
Solid partners Solid futures calls for a partnership approach to improve early childhood, education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. Solid partners Solid futures will be owned and taken forward by
all Queenslanders. We all have a role to play to support improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
As the peak advisory body to government on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training, the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee (QIECC) has a central role to play in the implementation of Solid partners Solid futures.

 

Outcomes
Solid partners Solid futures aims to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people have the support they need to enjoy and achieve success at these critical phases:
1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from 0 to 8 years of age learn, thrive and make successful transitions from home to early childhood education and care and
school.
2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students are enrolled, engaged and achieving in school; and progressing at the same rate as non-Indigenous students.
3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students make a
successful transition from school to training, further study 4or into employment.
4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people make a successful transition from training or further study into employment.

Actions
To support achievement of these outcome areas a range of actions have been identified for implementation by the Queensland Government in collaboration with partners.

Implementation and review
The Queensland Government is responsible for leading Solid partners Solid futures. The Queensland Government will monitor and report on progress in 2015.

Publication Details
Published year only: 
2013
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