Inclusion Support QLD will provide resources and support for ECEC services across Queensland to build their capacity to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. The resources will support educators to develop inclusive practices, policies and processes.

The Early Years Learning Framework emphasises the importance of cultural competency to support the development of every child’s sense of ‘belonging, being and becoming’. Whether you are a current educator, or training to be an educator, you should always be looking to learn more about other cultural practices and develop skills for communication, and interactions across cultures.

To find out more please contact your local Inclusion Hub.

Useful Links

Aboriginal Australia Map
This website is where you can purchase the Aboriginal Australia – a breakdown of Aboriginal people countries/boundaries across Australia.

Aboriginal Australia timeline of events
An overview of events dating back from colonisation to today – Poster format.

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
National research and information agency on children and families. Includes research, publications, online library and further links.

Care for Kids Ears 
The Care for Kids' Ears campaign has been designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Crackerjack Education
Educational resources that are inclusive of culture.

Foundations for Success
A QLD Government resource to help services deliver a quality early learning program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Gadi Mirrabooka Australian Aboriginal Tales from the Dreaming
Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and Mythology.

Indigenous Languages map of QLD
State library produced interactive map.

Be you
This portal brings together a range of public resources about the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

Reconciliation Australia
Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the…

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) Resources
Resources to support inclusive practice Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Cultural Needs Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Fact Sheets…

The Little Red Yellow and Black book 3rd Edition
This book provides an introduction to Indigenous Australia.

Learning Through Culture - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Online Resources
From the Department of Education and Training - a listing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Online Resources.

The Healing Foundation Intergenerational Trauma Animation
This short animated video explains how and why intergenerational trauma impacts many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Quandamooka BAJARA “educating on sacred ground”
This link offers support and training for educators in the Bay Islands, Redland Bay, Wynnum Manly and Bayside areas, around embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.