Koorie education coordinators

Schools, parents and community can obtain assistance with Koorie cultural inclusion, Koorie education guidance and support through their Koorie Education Coordinators.

  • Tier: Tier 2: Early Intervention and cohort specific support
  • Type of intervention: Support for diverse cohorts
  • Strength of evidence: Registered professional
  • Geographic location: State-wide

Program description

Koorie education coordinators (KEC) are part of an area-based, multi-disciplinary team and play a key intermediary role in advising schools and colleagues in their teams on strategies to support Koorie learners. KECs lead a team of Koorie Engagement Support Officers (KESO) and can refer schools on to a KESO where appropriate, to support Koorie students. Schools also have available other resources to support Koorie students, including Student Support Services or providers on the Menu. Both mainstream service providers or targeted providers catering to Koorie student needs may be appropriate, depending on student need and context.

Intended outcomes

  • Connect with Student Support Services as part of an area-based, multi-disciplinary team, where appropriate
  • Facilitate engagement with an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) where appropriate
  • Facilitate engagement with a culturally safe provider.

Program details

Target audience
  • Primary school students
  • Secondary school students
  • Capacity building for primary school staff
  • Capacity building for secondary school staff
Program providerDepartment of Education VIC
Delivery modeFace-to-face

Implementation considerations

  • Factors to consider: School communities must have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners.


  • Item cost: Free
  • Detailed cost: Free