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First Nations Education Project

Improving schooling and training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people aged 10 to 25 and their families from across Queensland are invited to tell us about their experiences in kindy, school and training and how they would like the government to hear their views on improving them.

Why?

Did you know Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Queensland do not have a formal say in early years, schooling or training? Queensland does not have a representative group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders who tell schools and government what matters most to them.  

To change this, the Queensland Government is looking at establishing a Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Education, Education and Training Consultative Body. 

This body will be an independent, community-led and managed entity that is eligible for membership of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Education Council (NATSICEC).

How?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families can let us know what they think by writing to us, calling us or filling out our online survey by 30 April 2024. Children and young people can answer as many or as few of the questions as they like. 

Children and young people can speak freely about education and training, as the information gathered will be anonymous. Young people are also encouraged to respond in a way that suits them: written, verbal or through art. Anyone under the age of 18 must seek their parent’s, carer’s or guardian’s consent **.

For more information please read:

If you have any questions or feedback, you can email us at FNeducation@qfcc.qld.gov.au or call 3900 6020.  

The QFCC has received ethics approval from Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/24/QCHQ/105338) and meets the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2023).  

**Consent:
All participants must give consent to take part in this work.
Participants who are aged 17 years and younger will need to obtain consent from their parent/caregiver or guardian. For all participants, efforts will be made to seek consent from a parent/caregiver or guardian; however, it is noted that for some participants, obtaining consent from a parent/caregiver or guardian may not be possible due to various factors i.e. safety. For this reason, participants who are aged 13 years and over may provide their own consent.