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4211.0 - Education and Training Newsletter, October 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/10/2012   
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Indigenous Education Data

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Education Data


Year Book Australia: Cherbourg State School Language for Life Project
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Education, Learning and Skills
Schools
The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Further Information



Year Book Australia: Cherbourg State School Language for Life Project

Cherbourg State School is located in south-eastern Queensland and caters for approximately 180 Aboriginal students from preschool to Year 7 where the majority speak English as a second language. The challenge faced by the school is how to promote the development of Australian - English literacy skills as a language tool to navigate the education system. In partnership with Dr Jennifer Munro, from the Cairns Indigenous School Support Unit, the Language for Life Project was initiated by building relationships with community members and followed up by detailed community consultation including a project brief and an outline of the reasoning behind the project.

Cherbourg State School Language for Life Project

Year Book Australia, 2012 (cat. no 1301.0)

For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email education.statistics@abs.gov.au

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Education, Learning and Skills

The Year Book Australia chapter on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples includes a section on 'Education, Learning and Skills' that looks at a number of measures of education including: the participation rate of 4-5 year olds in formal learning activities provided through structured preschool programs, the apparent school retention rate of secondary students from years 7/8 to year 10, the increasing proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples who complete Year 12, engagement of those aged 15-24 years in work and/or study and educational achievement.

Year Book Australia, 2012 (cat. no 1301.0)

For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email education.statistics@abs.gov.au

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Schools

The Schools, Australia publication for 2011 includes data on the numbers and types of enrolment (whether full-time, part-time, or full-time equivalents) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in both primary and secondary schools.

A feature article in the publication entitled 'Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students' looks at the increase in the number of students who identify themselves as an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander, the proportion who attend a government or non-government school and the apparent retention rate of students to Year 12.

Schools, Australia, 2011 (cat. no. 4221.0)

For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email education.statistics@abs.gov.au

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The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

First released in May 2010, and regularly updated as new data become available, the Health and Welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, provides a comprehensive overview, largely at the national level, of the health and socioeconomic circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Education and training topics include:

  • School retention
  • Educational attainment
  • Education and employment
  • Links between education and health
  • Education: Torres Strait Islander people.

The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (cat. no. 4704.0)

For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email indigenous.statistics@abs.gov.au

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Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

This publication describes a framework to map statistical information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the context of the interrelationships with their social and physical environments. The framework includes an Education, learning and skills domain that provides data on individual characteristics as well as the social, cultural and economic environments.

Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (cat. no. 4703.0)

For more information, contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email indigenous.statistics@abs.gov.au

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Further Information

For more information on statistics on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples:

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