Policies and legislation


Contact Details

Equity Team, Early Learning and Primary Education,
Oxford Street State Office
Phone: 9244 5533


Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education is for all students and school communities. It promotes a shared vision of Australia based on intercultural understanding and community harmony.

Multicultural Education includes a wide range of strategies which aim to achieve two goals: (i) provide all students with the knowledge, skills and values needed to participate successfully in our culturally diverse society and (ii) support the specific needs of students from language backgrounds other than English including new arrivals, refugees and students learning English as an additional language/dialect (EALD).

The Department's Multicultural Education Policy outlines the responsibilities of schools and department offices in meeting the needs of our culturally diverse population. The Multicultural Plan 2012-15 outlines specific departmental multicultural education strategies with achievements reported in Multicultural Policies and Services Program (MPSP) Reports

In NSW public schools, multicultural education includes:

Online resources include:
Resources for NSW Public Schools

Professional learning programs and additional resources for NSW Public Schools are available at https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/multicultural/


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