The More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) is a four year (2011-15) national scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people entering and remaining in professional teaching positions in Australian schools.
The project aims to develop strategies that enhance the professional and leadership capabilities of experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers will form a key component of the Initiative.
The $7.5 million MATSITI Initiative was announced by the Commonwealth Minister for Schools, Early Childhood and Youth, the Hon. Peter Garrett MP, in July 2011 and is funded by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
For further information please visit the MATSITI website.
The MATSITI team further developed the prototype of the Respect, Relationships and Reconciliation (RRR) Project. The RRR project provides resources to support teacher educators delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education units in teacher education programs.