Focus Areas 1.4 and 2.4 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers identify what teachers need to know and be able to do in order to teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and to teach all students about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, history and culture.

The requirements are:

Resources have been developed to help ITE providers and pre-service teachers understand how to meet initial teacher education and ongoing professional learning.

These resources can be accessed after clicking the acknowledgement button below.

Before accessing these resources

Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people, as the owners and custodians of the cultural knowledge contained in these resources, have developed important rules and protocols for sharing and using that knowledge over hundreds of centuries. While these protocols vary between communities, they are underpinned by a number of common principles:

• Respect Indigenous people’s ownership of their cultural knowledge and expertise
• Respect the diversity and complexity of the many different Indigenous cultures in Australia
• Consult with relevant Aboriginal communities before using the material contained in these resources

Complying with the accepted protocols of other cultural groups promotes interaction based on good faith and mutual respect, encouraging ethical conduct.

I acknowledge the above principles and will abide by relevant protocols. Please provide me with access to the documents.