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

The Professional development aims to arise and increase Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural competencies within the education sector. The Professional development program is delivered by Aboriginal people that include First Nations of both Darug and Gundungurra people and the wider community, giving participants a brief introduction and understanding of a traditional Aboriginal lifestyle of these two Aboriginal traditional nations. 

We discuss the cultural structures during and since colonisation and the impact this has had on our people. 

We believe to fulfil all professional roles in the education knowledge sector, educators need support, and guidance and assistance to further increase their knowledge and understand the values and sensitivity of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture, heritage, people and traditional lands.

Our highly experienced facilitators use culturally appropriate workshop techniques to raise a greater understanding by means of interactive and engaging learning experiences for all participants.

We offer programs which can be modified to target the requirements specific to your workplace. We give the opportunity for questions to be asked throughout the program, allowing for target questions to be answered in a professional and culturally appropriate manner.

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.  Furthermore it will provide strategies for engaging and communication with local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.

Completing On Country Aboriginal Professional Development will contribute up to 4 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.4.2 and 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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.
  • 2.4.2 | Proficient Teachers — Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

On Country Aboriginal Professional Development Program

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

Currently Available Dates

March April May June July August September
Friday 22nd
10am – 12pm
Monday 1st
10am – 12pm
Monday 6th
10am – 12pm
Monday 3rd
10am – 12pm
Monday 1st
10am – 12pm
Monday 5th
10am – 12pm
Monday 2nd
10am – 12pm
Monday 25th
10am – 12pm
Friday 5th
10am – 12pm
Friday 10th
10am – 12pm
Friday 7th
10am – 12pm
Friday 5th
10am – 12pm
Friday 9th
10am – 12pm
Friday 6th
10am – 12pm
Friday 29th
10am – 12pm
Monday 8th
10am – 12pm
Monday 13th
10am – 12pm
Monday 10th
10am – 12pm
Monday 8th
10am – 12pm
Monday 12th
10am – 12pm
Monday 9th
10am – 12pm
Friday 12th
10am – 12pm
Friday 17th
10am – 12pm
Friday 14th
10am – 12pm
Friday 12th
10am – 12pm
Friday 16th
10am – 12pm
Friday 13th
10am – 12pm
Monday 15th
10am – 12pm
Monday 20th
10am – 12pm
Monday 17th
10am – 12pm
Monday 15th
10am – 12pm
Monday 19th
10am – 12pm
Monday 16th
10am – 12pm
Friday 19th
10am – 12pm
Friday 24th
10am – 12pm
Friday 21st
10am – 12pm
Friday 19th
10am – 12pm
Friday 23rd
10am – 12pm
Friday 20th
10am – 12pm
Monday 27th
10am – 12pm
Monday 24th
10am – 12pm
Monday 22nd
10am – 12pm
Monday 26th
10am – 12pm
Monday 23rd
10am – 12pm

Subject to change. Updated as of 20/02/2019

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