Indigenous Education Victoria

The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association (VAEAI) was first established in 1976

Today VAEAI represents the Koorie Community in relation to education policy development and strategic programming at the local, state and national levels. We support the provision of education and training that reinforces our community’s cultural identity and increases awareness in the wider community of Koorie culture and aspirations in education and training.

VAEAI is a state-wide Koorie Community organisation consisting of eight regions. These regions are divided on the basis of traditional networks with a number of Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs) within each region. Our local advisory arrangements are solidly embedded in local Communities through LAECGs, which are constituent units of VAEAI and have representation on the VAEAI Committee of Management. Membership to the LAECG is open to all members of the Koorie Community in their respective localities.

Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs) are voluntary bodies made up of a broad range of local Koorie community members. The members of LAECGs dedicate their time to improving the education opportunities of Koorie people in their local community

To read more about significant milestones in the history of VAEAI, click here.


144 Westbourne Grove,
Northcote 3070

T: 9481 0800
F: 9481 4072



Interactive map


Mission Voices


Student Resources

Aboriginal stories

Culture Victoria

Aboriginal games and activities



Education overview

Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026

Click here to read Marrung: Aboriginal Education Plan.

Mana moonda sets out the targets we aim to achieve to improve the educational

Yalca is the policy foundation that underpins all VAEAI strategies from early childhood through to post compulsory education and training.

Click here to view the Yalca policy


Lesson Plans

Teaching and Learning

Talking Identity


Worksheets and fun creative activities

Teacher resources

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Note: Learning stones is a not for profit initiative all money is paid directly to resource providers.