Professional Development

Muru Mittigar is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited as "Proficient Teacher".

The Cultural Awareness course aims to develop cultural sensitivity within the education sector.

It will help educators to understand why Aboriginal people are sensitive to particular issues e.g. the stolen generation. Within the course we aim to provide strategies for how these issues can be discussed and respectfully worked with.

Threaded throughout the cultural presentation and information, our aim is to raise a greater understanding and awareness of these values. In a culturally appropriate and safe training environment affords the opportunity for Teachers to share meaningful information respectfully and to take away effective strategies to share in their teaching practice.

We believe authentic and quality cultural awareness and understanding is fundamental to all key learning outcomes.

We are striving for excellence in teacher’s understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander heritage, culture and spirituality using face-to-face presentation, panel discussion and culturally appropriate information and resource materials.

This course will cover the importance of identity and connection to Country/traditional lands; the impacts of colonisation and the changes to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, communities; land and environment.


Completing On Country Aboriginal Professional Development will contribute up to 4 hours of NESA Registered professional development addressing 1.4.2.

Standard descriptors:

1.4.2 | Proficient Teachers
Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Length Inclusions
2 Hours
  • Cultural Talk
  • Cultural Activity
4 Hours
  • Cultural Talk
  • Cultural Activity
  • Panel discussion (2 facilitators & 1 Elder)
  • Cultural Activity

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All programs run between 10am and 12pm.