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Helping teachers to inspire learning

Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures professional learning

Delivered via Zoom


Two sessions over two days for 3.5 hours total. First sessions are 3.30–5pm (1.5 hrs) and second sessions are 3.30–5.30pm (2 hrs).

Tue 22 Feb and 1 Mar 2022
Wed 18 May and 25 May 2022
Thu 11 Aug and 18 Aug 2022
Tue 18 Oct and 25 Oct 2022
Wed 9 Nov and 16 Nov 2022



We can also accommodate staff groups from individual schools.

Bookings available soon

The National Museum of Australia provides professional development programs for new and established teachers. These hands-on sessions explore pedagogical approaches and practical techniques to engage students with historical content and develop their skills.

We also offer professional learning courses online. All our courses are accredited with TQI.

Want to build confidence in teaching complex aspects of Australian history?

Attend our accredited professional development program to explore content of the Australian Curriculum and cross-curriculum priorities.

Accredited professional development

Learn new ways of teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures through interrogation and analysis of objects and digital primary sources.

Object handling and inquiry learning create entry points for students to explore the narratives of history, allowing them to engage with new concepts and multiple perspectives.

Experience how the power of objects can demonstrate the commonalities between diverse peoples and provide a bridge to understanding. Experiment with classroom techniques and strategies that empower students and deepen connectivity and relevance.

Completing Teaching Indigenous History and Culture will contribute 3.5 hours of ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) registered professional learning.

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