Remote Aboriginal Teacher Education (RATE) Pilot Program

A pilot program is in development to offer aspiring teachers in remote communities a supported head start to their teaching journey.

The Remote Aboriginal Teacher Education (RATE) pilot program will enable existing and aspiring Aboriginal educators to progress their learning and careers while working in remote education settings.

This pilot will look different to the previous RATE program that was in place in the 1980s and 1990s.

The details are currently being developed to ensure all aspects of the upcoming Remote Aboriginal Teacher Education pilot program are evidence-informed and inclusive of relevant stakeholder input.

In preparation for the pilot, over the coming months we will be consulting with community, school, individual and provider representatives to learn from successes and challenges of previous programs, and better understand the study histories of current Aboriginal educators.

The pilot is expected to commence in 2021 and will evolve into a long-term sustainable program that supports more Aboriginal teachers in the NT.

For further information about this program please email

Last updated: 22 September 2020

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