National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Conference 2015


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Presenter:  The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI)

Date: Nov 10, 2015 to Nov 13, 2015

Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Contact person:  NATSIEC
T: 03 9481 0800
E: natsiec2015@vaeai.org.au

Location:  Pullman & Mercure Hotel, Albert Park, Melbourne

Identity, culture and learning are central components to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy (AEP) is Australia’s national policy on Indigenous education, comprising 21 goals. It was endorsed by all Australian governments when the policy was launched in 1989. The AEP’s overarching objective is to bring about equity in education and training outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Now in its 26th year, NATSIEC 2015 is a timely opportunity to reflect on the progress achieved through the AEP thus far and consider how our communities can shape the future of education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families. This focus encompasses the basis of what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education should be about: community empowerment, local ownership, quality of life and celebrating knowledge as power.