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Remote communities and schools are places where different cultures, languages and educational experiences combine. Support is available to help non-local teachers adjust to living in a remote community and working with new colleagues. The relationships built with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators can have a positive impact on living, learning about and enjoying work in a remote community.

Most educational settings will have an induction program for new non-local teachers to learn about the community context and specific cultural practices. Being culturally responsive helps create a safe environment where children and young people can celebrate their culture and identity, making learning more relevant and increasing engagement.

Teacher Professional standards (Graduate)

1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians