Reconciliation Action Plan

The department’s overarching purpose is maximising opportunity and prosperity through national leadership on education.

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We operate on the principle that Indigenous business is everyone’s business, to ensure that opportunity and prosperity for First Nations people is at the heart of our work.

We develop and deliver education and training policies and programs by working with First Nations peoples, respecting cultures and building our cultural capability. We recognise the unique skills, experience and contributions of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and we support them to reach their potential. Each of us works to strengthen our understanding and appreciation of First Nations cultures, history and diversity.

Our RAP provides the framework to commit to practical actions that build respectful relationships and create opportunities with First Nation peoples – inside and outside the organisation.

Further information about Reconciliation Action Plans can be found on the Reconciliation Australia website.

Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2020


The Department of Education (former Department of Education, Skills and Employment and Department of Education and Training) Reconciliation Action Plan. This document outlines the actions the department commits to in furthering reconciliation and improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Education and Training RAP 2018-20.pdf