Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Make your contribution to reconciliation and successful learning experiences for all students. Find both free and fee resources and learning opportunities for teachers and educators.

Imparting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in day-to-day teaching can help your students and young learners develop respect for diversity, build empathy and lay the foundations for reconciliation.

QUT is committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ success and empowerment and understands the special role that teachers have in fostering Indigenous students’ learning. That’s why we’ve developed free resources and professional development opportunities designed to help teachers and educators begin their journey to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander perspectives in their practice.

Free resources


A free resource to help teachers understand the process of establishing, building and sustaining partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and communities.


Our land, our stories, our classrooms. Educator Alison Quin explains to Madonna King the small steps teachers can take, and the big impact this can have on enhancing students’ respect for First Nations cultures.


In this post, Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris discusses what it means for all Australians to be #InThisTogether during National Reconciliation Week 2020.

Cultivating an inclusive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Boarding Students

Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris explains how urban boarding schools can establish inclusive environments and support Indigenous students who move to regional areas to attend secondary school.

Autism CRC - cultural considerations for teachers and support staff

Find links to additional resources for cultural considerations of young indigenous people on the autism spectrum.

Professional learning

Online short course

In this 1.5 hour course you’ll develop an action plan to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into your early childhood service, classroom or school.

First Nations perspectives for teaching and learning

Postgraduate degrees

Gain the skills and knowledge to design best practice learning experiences that embed First Nations perspectives in curriculum and through pedagogy.

Graduate certificate (First Nations Education Practice)

Master of Education (First Nations Education Practice)

QUT Online

Strengthen and contextualise your knowledge and understanding of First Nations perspectives and how to respectfully bring these into education practice.

Graduate Certificate in Education (Indigenous Education)

Single unit study

Study individual units in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education for personal or professional development. If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

EUN647 Pedagogy in First Nations Education

EUN648 Designing Curriculum in First Nations Education

EUN649 Policy in First Nations Education

EUN650 Designing for Learning in First Nations Education