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Australian Perspectives

A free teacher professional learning program on First Nations, gender and migration

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Please note these videos discuss some difficult and potentially distressing subjects.

01: Premiere

Meet our host Virginia Haussegger and hear personal reflections on the themes of First Nations, gender and migration from Steph Tisdell, Clare Wright and Saroo Brierley.

02: First Nations

Steph Tisdell and Nathaniel Tamwoy share the defining moments that have shaped them. Nathaniel joins a teacher, student and museum expert to discuss teaching and learning First Nations history and culture.

03: Gender

Clare Wright and Nevo Zisin reflect on their personal journeys and experiences. Nevo joins a teacher, student and museum expert to discuss gender diversity in the classroom.

04: Migration

Saroo Brierley and Munjed Al Muderis share their personal migration stories. Munjed joins a teacher, student and museum expert to discuss teaching migration in Australian classrooms.

Australian Perspectives: First Nations, Gender, Migration is a free professional learning program designed for Australian teachers. It explores the notion of perspectives through first-person narratives.

All four episodes are available for teachers to use for their own professional learning, and in the classroom, until December 2022.  

Australian Perspectives will give you the tools to incorporate diverse stories in your classroom. This program aims to encourage students to feel a sense of belonging and pride in their own identities, and help them build intercultural understanding and respect for different viewpoints.

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Teacher-identified professional learning

Australian Perspectives can be used as teacher-identified professional learning in all Australian states and the Northern Territory. It addresses these Australian Institute for Teaching and School Learning (AITSL) standards for proficient teachers:

1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students 
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Download the Australian Perspectives participation certificate for your records: 


Australian Perspectives is also a five-hour ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited program.

For TQI accreditation, you must watch all four episodes and submit 12 teacher reflection questions.  

We recommend completing and saving your answers in the Word document below first, then pasting them into the form for submission. 

Answers must meet the specified word limits and will be reviewed by the Museum Education team prior to participation being registered with TQI. 

Please note that the word limit for each of the TQI questions has been reduced to 100 words.