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Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

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Aboriginal Education

Please find a selection of courses we offer at Gibbergong. The AECG also offer professional learning and their course here. In adition, the Aboriginal Studies Association (ASA) also provides a range Professional Learning Workshops, Conferences and Master Classes.

Caring for Country

Learning to incorporate Aboriginal histories and cultures on Country

K-6 Professional Learning Program – 10 hours TIPL

Starting in the magnificent Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Caring for Country is a professional learning program that provides an opportunity for teachers to learn about and experience the traditional practices of the local Aboriginal people and how this information can be incorporated into Geography and History inquiry-based frameworks for K-6 teachers.

Program Components

Phase 1: One-day workshop at Muogamarra Nature Reserve:

Choose from either Friday 20 May 2022 (Term 2 day) OR Friday 19 August 2022 (Term 3 day)

Workshop participants will:

- engage in on-Country activities including an introduction to the local Aboriginal people, their culture and land practices (including bush tucker)

- visit important Aboriginal cultural engraving sites

- examine strategies for incorporating Aboriginal histories and cultures int inquiry-based frameworks for History and Geography 

Phase 2: Learning Sequence Development  

Development and implementation of a learning sequence at school during that term (2 or 3).

Phase 3: Sharing Session

A sharing video conference in Week 10 of that term (2 or 3)

Program Registration

Cost: $120.00 pp

Registration link: then click sessions

Inquiries: David Smith I 9457 8245 I

Standards: Completing Caring for Country will contribute 10 hours of TIPL addressing 2.4.2, 3.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Download the program flyer for more information or email

Click here to view participant’s work samples from 2018

Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge in Stage 6 Science

7 NESA hours accredited PL

This course will introduce some of the amazing scientific innovations and world firsts created by Aboriginal cultures over the last 68 000 years and demonstrate how that knowledge represents an approach to science that is very different to our own.

Date: TBC

MyPL link: TBC

Download the program flyer for more information or email

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness (SDD) Gibberagong EEC

3 NESA hours accredited PL

The Aboriginal Cultural Awareness (SDD) is a whole of school course that enables teachers and other members of the school staff to enhance their knowledge of local Aboriginal land practices and culture with regards to the Aboriginal Education Policy and to integrate this into their school culture and teaching and learning programs.

Date: These days are held on the SDD’s at the beginning of Term 2 and 3 each year. Other days can be negotiated with the Centre.

MyPL link: TBC

Download the program flyer for more information or email