A Deadly Career!

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This national event hosted by MATSITI  is aimed at staff  responsible in schools, communities or teacher education programs for promoting and marketing teaching opportunities as a career of choice.

The forum is also open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people close to commencing their teaching career.

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Crowne Plaza
Crowne Plaza Hotel Adelaide

Forum themes

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Themes for A Deadly Career! will include:

  • Effective strategies to promote teaching as a career of choice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students, education employees and community advocates.
  • Making a successful transition from teacher education to employment
  • Supply and demand: where are the education jobs in the future?
  • Teaching in 2020: the changing face of teaching, learning, teaching and ICTs
  • Contribution to national communications strategies and resources to promote teaching


Speakers and presentations

Dr Chris Sarra, Conference Facilitator

A Deadly Career! Forum Convenor is Professor Peter Buckskin, Dean, Indigenous Scholarship, Engagement and Research, University of South Australia

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Conference convenor is leading educator and author Dr Chris Sarra.

Format of the event will include the following:

  • Forum opening by Senator Nigel Scullion, Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs
  • Keynote presentations including Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney:
    Indigenous schooling in the 21st century: The digital inclusion agenda
  • Practitioner workshops aligned to key topics and future actions – workshop program available shortly
  • Panel debates Why I chose teaching as a deadly career, How do we restore respect and integrity into the teaching profession
  • Short marketing and video pitches
  • Digital media, webinar and online technologies to promote and support teaching
  • Exhibition space and informal poster sessions
  • Networking opportunities and conference dinner, including leading Aboriginal comic Kevin Kropinyeri
  • Briefing on MATSITI partnership and funding opportunities
  • Consultation for a post-event attraction and marketing group to take recommendations forward

The forum commences at 10am on Monday 14 October, concludes at 4.30pm on Tuesday 15 October with conference dinner on Monday night.

Registration and eligibility

Registration is open for staff working in education with an active role in promoting teaching as a career of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Delegates may come from teacher education, school workforce/human resources directorates or other influencing or marketing role.

There is no registration fee for eligible delegates. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation except where advised otherwise.

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(University of SA conference registration form)

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