National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

School Education

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond)
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

School Education

93. In collaboration with other Australian (ICC network) and State/Territory Government agencies, investigate opportunities to support responsive and flexible approaches to meeting local priorities via the Shared Responsibility Agreement and Regional Partnership Agreement processes.

see also actions 4, 28, 57, 68, 76, 81, 105, 117, 125 and 156.
94. Investigate opportunities to enhance the provision of social and emotional wellbeing support services to young people undertaking education and training activities, such as through the Indigenous Youth Mobility Programme and the Indigenous Youth Leadership Programme. – see also KRA4 DEST/DoHA
95. Work across portfolios, including through the Community Festivals Australia initiative, in rural and remote locations, to encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to attend school, seek career advice and guidance, and engage in healthy lifestyles throughout school and into adulthood.DEST (DoHA, DEWR)
96. Promote the capacity of whole school communities to provide safe and supportive school environments for all Australian school students, enhancing school drug education programs and the management of drug related issues and incidents in schools. DEST (DoHA)
97. Investigate place-based opportunities (such as schools/boarding schools) to provide targeted, integrated and broad-ranging services responding to local needs (including health and education) for families and young people. DEST/DoHA