Indigenous Program


Indigenous Education and Training Futures

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which we meet and pay our respects to the elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.

The Division of Indigenous Education and Training Futures drive improvements to the learning, training and employment outcome of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student through the state.

All students, regardless of their background are entitled to world class education and training services at every stage of their lives, from cradle to employment, so they can maximise their potential, and play an active part in the community and economy.

The Division is driving programs, policies and projects aimed at closing the gap in learning and life outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

ESHS Staff

Indigenous Support Officer
Lynette Larcombe

Tuesday 11:30am - 3pm
Wednesday 11am - 3pm
Thursday 11:30am - 2pm

QATSIF Creative Arts Competition

Unleash your creativity and enter the QATSIF Creative Arts Competition which is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Queensland secondary schools.

You can show off your talents in As well as our usual entries in visual arts, photography, wearable art, fashion, pottery, sculpture, poetry, dance, drama, music, storytelling etc. we would be open to many other forms that may not be listed – e.g. metal working sculptures, woodcraft, photoshop / digital art, film, etc

To enter, students or schools need to email good quality images or recordings of any artworks along with the completed consent form to  When photographing visual art, it is important to ensure that the image of the artwork is parallel to the edges of the picture frame.

​If your students would like to check out last year's entries, they can view them at:

​NB* - We do not require the original artwork as it remains the intellectual property of the artist and may be used for other competitions or school assessments.​

2022​ QATSIF Creative Arts Competition closes on Friday, June 24.

QATSIF Scholarship

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (QATSIF) was created to give Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families increased educational choices and life opportunities.

Under the QCE Scholarship Program, QATSIF provides two-year scholarship funding to support students commencing in Year 11. QATSIF funds successful schools which then provide scholarships to individual students. The intention of the funding is to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander student retention in Years 11 and 12 rather than simply sustain existing retention rates, and funding has to be used to complement and build on existing school and community programmes and support for individual students.

For more information please visit the QATSIF website

The AIME Program

AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous students finishing school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.

For more information visit their website: AIME.

There are also AIME mentoring youtube clips you can check out!

Indigenous Student Support Centres at Universities and TAFE

This list is not exhaustive, but covers most of the main universities our students access.

Last reviewed 18 May 2022
Last updated 18 May 2022