Aboriginal Australians education



Universities Australia Indigenous strategy 2022-25

Supporting the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in and through university is the objective of this Universities Australia strategy document.

State of the social sciences 2021

Social sciences are the fields of research on, and knowledge about, society. They are deeply connected and embedded in our social systems and structures. This publication provides a compact guide to the trends, challenges and opportunities impacting Australian social science, to facilitate system-wide planning for...
Discussion paper

Framework to inform the development of a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood strategy

Across Australia, families and communities successfully support and nurture their young children. However, wide gaps in early development, health and early learning outcomes persist. This document sets the foundation and will inform the development of a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy.

Confronting Indigenous educational disadvantage: a Kimberley perspective

This analysis documents the challenges faced on the ground by educators in Western Australia’s Kimberley Region, as well as the lessons being learned by a current initiative providing intensive training and professional development across 24 schools.

SNAICC COVID-19 ongoing impacts survey report

This survey report highlights the ongoing effects of the pandemic on the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, identifying several domains that have been significantly impacted.

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2020

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides comprehensive data across a range of outcome areas, along with supporting material on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the structural and systemic barriers that need to...

Boarding off and on country: a study of education in one Northern Territory remote community

This report examines the educational outcomes of Indigenous young people from a remote community in the Northern Territory over 10 years.

SNAICC Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training

This submission inquires into the education of students in remote and complex environments, focusing on the needs and circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Position paper

Alice Springs (Mparntwe) education declaration

This Declaration sets out all Australian Education Ministers' visions for education in Australia and their commitment to improving educational outcomes for young Australians

Understanding completion rates of Indigenous higher education students from two regional universities: a cohort analysis

This analysis provides the depth of understanding required for targeted Indigenous higher education policy and practice appropriate to students from regional and remote places.

SVA Perspectives: education — Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

This paper considers what is required to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are experiencing vulnerability.

OCHRE review report

OCHRE commits the NSW government to ‘work with Aboriginal communities, policy practitioners and service providers to advance the dialogue in NSW about trauma and healing and to begin developing responses informed by evidence of good practice’. This special report to the NSW Parliament comprehensively details...
Literature review

A systematic review of recent research on the importance of cultural programs in schools, school and community engagement and school leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

This report provides a targeted review of a small subset of systematic reviews into ten critical areas of Indigenous education across Australia.
Journal article

"Language breathes life"- Barngarla community perspectives on the wellbeing impacts of reclaiming a dormant Australian Aboriginal language

Little research has sought to identify the potential psychological benefits that may derive from language reclamation. The main purpose of the Barngarla Language and Wellbeing Study is to assess the effectiveness of language revival in improving the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of...
Journal article

Beyond enrolments: a systematic review exploring the factors affecting the retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students in the tertiary education system

The aim of this systematic literature review was two-fold: to identify the factors affecting the retention of Indigenous students across all tertiary health disciplines, and to identify strategies that support Indigenous students to remain with, and successfully complete, their studies.
Literature review

Toward an Australian culturally responsive pedagogy: a narrative review of the literature

This narrative literature review focuses on the theme of culturally responsive pedagogy, with an emphasis on the Australian context.

Children living in households with members of the Stolen Generations

This report presents analyses of selected outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who live in households with members of the Stolen Generations. It shows these children are more likely, than comparable other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, to experience a range of...

Ready for work: stories of innovative vocational education and training for regional and remote Indigenous students at Charles Darwin University

This report provides a series of case studies of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs at Charles Darwin University (CDU) that are recognised for delivering positive outcomes for regional and remote Indigenous students in the Northern Territory (NT).

Gift of Gallang: evaluation

This evaluation considers the effectiveness of a wellbeing program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Inala, Queensland. The evaluation focuses on the importance of partnerships, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities as well as schools and families.

Boarding: investing in outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

This report builds on previous reviews and reports into boarding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the aim of improving the understanding of the benefits and impacts of the existing investment in boarding provision.
Journal article

Making replication work

This article outlines seven observations from a review of initiatives that have replicated their model to increase social impact.

Universities Australia Indigenous strategy: first annual report

The purpose of this report is to outline key initiatives by universities to improve Indigenous higher education participation and success and deepen relationships and knowledge in institutions. The report draws on 2017 sector-wide statistics and qualitative information provided by universities in survey responses.

Closing the gap (audit report)

This audit was undertaken to provide assurance that the Closing the Gap framework is appropriately governed, and that monitoring and reporting arrangements are being managed effectively and draw on accurate and appropriate data.

Victorian Government Aboriginal Affairs report 2018

This report outlines how the Victorian Government is tracking against its commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians, as measured against the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework.

Closing the Gap report 2019

This is the final report against the framework established in 2008, and marks a transition to the next phase of Closing the Gap.