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Koori Curriculum Club

Are you wanting to respectfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program?


Do you want to delve deeper and learn from multiple voices?


Welcome to the
Koori Curriculum Club!

In my private membership group, The Koori Curriculum Club, you’ll get amazing support to assist in the development of your centres Aboriginal programs, with regular Member mentoring sessions, lesson plans and master classes.

Warm welcoming safe community

Inspiring and relatable support

Multiple voices with experts from around Australia

Downloadable resources.

The Koori Curriculum Club is an online community
for educators to build their cultural capacity and confidence.

Learn from Jessica Staines and a range of
industry experts from across Australia!

Each month will bring new content across a range of topics that will inspire educators to think creatively of the many ways that they can embed Aboriginal perspectives in their program.

The KC Club will include monthly master classes from guest speakers across a variety of topics including Anti Bias, Connecting with Country, Celebrations, Music and Movement, working with families, connecting with community and much more.

Additionally, there will be a book club for educators where we will critically reflect upon and discuss Blak literature.

Furthermore, the Koori Curriculum Club will provide lesson plans on common topics and interests such as transport, belonging and animals to provide ideas and insight on ways educators can embed Aboriginal perspectives in their program.

Members can also register for a live mentoring session where Director of the Koori Curriculum Jessica Staines will offer advise and custom strategies to help overcome challenges that they may face.

Here is what you get...

Monthly Masterclasses
with Expert Speakers

Book* Club for Educators
*Note: Copies of the recommended
books not included

Monthly Lesson Plans

Register for
Live Mentoring
with Jessica Staines

Monthly Fact Sheets

Monthly Children's Book in Focus

Here is a look into the content inside
the Koori Curriculum Club...

Masterclasses Available in the Membership

Alicia Hansen
'Working with Aboriginal Families & Community'

Amanda Testro
'I went down to the sea'

Ben MacAndrew
'Native Bees and Native Bee Conservation'

Cath Guillespie & Kirby Barker
'Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives'

Kirsty Pendle
'The Buzz About Bees'

Larry Brandy
'Aboriginal Storyteller'

Marlee Silva
'What January 26th means to me...'

Jane Nichols
'Picture books, Music and First Nations Cultures'

Rhi Sugars
'Working with Aboriginal Families & Community'

Dr Nerida Blair
'Lilyology: Playing in the Space Between'

Phil Watson
'Change the Date of Australia Day'

Melanie Elderton Masterclass:
'Art-Based Practice'

Belinda Rule
'What Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Looks Like'

Dr Melinda Miller
'Cultural Security and Cultural Safety'

Phil Watson
'Change the Date of Australia Day'

Alistair Gibbs
'Anti-Bias Education'

Esme Livermore & Tessa Keenan Masterclass:
'Narragunnawali: From Safe to Brave'

David Pullen
'Aboriginal Music'

Masterclasses Still to Come in 2022...

Tristan Tipps-Webster & Joshua Mark Gilbert
'Reconciliation: Truth, Equity, Healing '

Dr Leanne Holt
'Talking Strong'

Blak Douglas
'Art & Sole'

Dr Tyson Yunkaporta
'The Power of Collective Truth'

Mel Brown
'Child Care Trauma'

Clarence Bruinsma & Adam Byrne
'Bush to Bowl'

Linda Augusto
'Indigenous Literacy Foundation'

Narelle Neville and Jennifer McCormack
'Nature Connection Through Bush Kinder'

"I have found this club to be so fabulous and just mindblowing. Each time I log on I am learning more and more as the resources, questions and master classes are of execeptional quality and full of indepth informaiton. Thank you for all your hard work in sharing with us all."

Leanne Fleet

All Koori Curriculum Members gain access to our
entire online learning library which includes:

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2022 Bonus: The Educator Yarns Summit

The Educator Yarns summit takes you deeper into the yarns shared by Educators who contributed to the Educator Yarns book.

Hear about the lessons Educators have learned on their journey to embed Aboriginal perspectives in their pedagogies and early learning centres.

Each Educator has a unique story to tell about their journey towards building cultural confidence and competence, providing real-life examples, practical strategies, and inspirational messages.

The Educator Yarns summit is a collection of relatable stories from the heart of our profession. This sharing aims to build Educators' cultural confidence and capability, equipping one to approach the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives with vigour and bravery.

The Educator Yarns summit launches on the 14th March 2022 and Koori Curriculum Club members get free access.

Presentations include:

  • Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and knowledge into our program and practice with Anne Marie Parkinson
  • Building knowledge and cultural capacity with Casey Goodman
  • Our Journey to Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives within Progettazione with Karlie Wahanui
  • The knowledge found while working in a remote community with Kristine Willems
  • Connecting with Culture on Dja Dja Wurrung Country with Amanda Lonergan
  • An extraordinary journey through the lens of lifelong learning with Sue Motley
  • My cultural odyssey in ‘Two Way’ learning in remote Aboriginal contexts with Nicky Hellberg-Smith
  • Child-led advocacy for the land at Kelly’s Place Children’s Centre with Benny Thatcher
  • How connecting with Country builds a strong sense of belonging with Linda Price
  • Why embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Perspectives is important with Marnie Omeragic

Book Club* for Educators

*Book Club books are not included with the membership, however Koori Curriculum Members receive a 20% discount on all books in the Koori Curriculum store

Children's Book in Focus*

*Childrens book in focus books are not included with the membership, however Koori Curriculum Members receive a 20% discount on all books in the Koori Curriculum store

... And much more

Amazing Lesson Plans



Bush tucker

Cars & transport




Beginning with music

How to talk to Children about art




Some of our Upcoming Lesson Plans for 2022


Ideas for embedding Aboriginal perspectives with infants


Pen pals

Monthly Fact Sheets



Art Books



Bones, Skeletons and Dinosaurs

How to support Indigenous Businesses

Indigenous Artists and Music by Genre

Questions to ask if you’re not sure you’re embedding an Aboriginal perspective at your centre

Questions from the Koori Curriculum Educator Community About Art Answered

Embedding an Aboriginal Perspective

Who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People?

Some of our Upcoming Fact Sheets for 2022

Learning About Traditional Aboriginal Seasons

Culturally Safe Services

Beginner Tips for Connecting with Community

Ways to Practice Custodianship

Testimonials from Members


"I’m loving the diversity of presentation and resources and the different links etc.
I’ve already shared some of these to staff and families.
You’ve brought in lots of perspectives to the topic!
M. Omeragic


"Very informative, relevant to January and look forward to future content."
C. Auddino

"Absolutely loved it. It has given me lots to consider how and why I do what I do.
It’s made is ponder and reflect.
L. Tandy


"Loving the master classes, lots of information to unpack and use. The information so far has been very practical and I have been using it at the centre I work. I will admit it’s faster paced in terms of content available than I had anticipated and have time for but I’m chipping away slowly 😀 lots to learn. Thank you for all the rich information you’ve providing I am learning a lot."




Individual membership: $25 per month paid annually = $325 AUD

Group membership (4 to 10 people) paid annually = $1350 AUD


What's Included in the Membership?


Monthly Masterclasses with Expert Speakers

Monthly Lesson Plans

Monthly Fact Sheets

Access to a Private Facebook Group

Book Club for Educators

Children's Book in Focus

Register for Live Mentoring with Jessica Staines

20% Discount on all Books at the Koori Curriculum Store

Access to our Entire Learning Catalogue

A Huge Library of Masterclasses and Resources

Koori Curriculum Club Pen Pal Program

Koori Curriculum Club Travelling Mascot Program

Access to the Educator Yarns Summit

Got Questions?
Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions...

Q: How do I access the Koori Curriculum Club after I purchase?

A: After you purchase your membership you will be sent a series of emails:

  1. An order confirmation email with receipt of purchase
  2. An email with your login details to the membership platform
  3. A welcome email with useful information on your membership

These emails can take up to 2 business hours after your purchase to arrive. After you have received the final welcome email your access to the Koori Curriculum Club will be complete and you will be able to access all of the content.


Q: If I join the Koori Curriculum Club will I get access to past content?

A: Absolutley. Membership to the Koori Curriculum club is for 12 months and you will be able to access all exsisting content and anything that is added during your 12 month membership period.


Q: What themes and topics will be included in the Koori Curriculum Club?

A: The Koori Curriculum Club has content covering the following topics :

    • Invasion Day vs Australia Day
    • Music
    • Working with Aboriginal Families & Communities
    • Nature
    • Reconciliation Week
    • Acknowledgment of Country
    • NAIDOC
    • Art & Aboriginal Artists
    • Embedding an Aboriginal Perspective

With more being added throughout 2022


Q: Who will be presenting the Masterclass sessions?

A: The following presentors have recorded a masterclass with the Koori Curriculum Club, with some being available in the learning hub and some being added through 2022:

  • Belinda Rule: What Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Looks Like
  • Alistair Gibbs: Anti-Bias Education
  • Dr. Melinda Miller: Cultural Security and Cultural Safety
  • David Pullen: Aboriginal Music
  • Tristan Tipps-Webster & Joshua Mark Gilbert: Reconciliation: Truth, Equity, Healing
  • Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta: The Power of Collective Truth
  • Clarence Bruinsma & Adam Byrne: Bush to Bowl
  • Mel Brown: Child Care Trauma
  • Linda Augusto: Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • Blak Douglas: Art & Sole
  • Dr Leanne Holt: Talking Strong
  • Narelle Neville and Jennifer McCormack: Nature Connection Through Bush Kinder


Q: How long are the Masterclass sessions?

A: Each Masterclass will be a minimum of 30 mins in length up to 60 mins.


Q: Is there a payment plan?

A: Yes, via AfterPay. Choose AfterPay at check out for more details


Q: I work at a Primary School. Would the membership still be relevant?

A: The Koori Curriculum Club is targeted towards early childhood educators. However, many primary teachers find the information transferable to their context.

Looking at the masterclass presenters coming up this year a lot of their content would be applicable. Where you might find shortcomings in the lesson plans and suggested activities and experiences as these again will be tailored towards a younger age group.


Q: Is there a group rate?

A: Yes, for groups of 4 to 10 people, the rate is $1350. Please note that groups of less then 4 are advised to purchase individual tickets as this will be more cost effective. For groups of more then 10 people, please purchase a combination of individual and group tickets, or multiple group tickets.


Q: I purchased a group ticket, how do I get my team to access the Koori Curriculum Club?

A: Please send an email to once your complete your purchase and include the first name, last name and email address of the team members who require access.


Q: How long is my access valid for once I purchase?

A: All members receive 12 months access.


Q: Do you offer refunds on memberships?

A: We are confident that once you join our membership you'll be sure you made the right decision. If you any reason you chang your mind, there is a 7 day cooling off period after you have joined. Please contact us on


Q: Who do I contact for any queries?

A: You can reach us at and one of our team will respond within 24 hours.


Q: Are the Masterclass sessions live and do I need to attend live, or will recordings be available?

A: Masterclass sessions are prerecorded so that we can edit the videos to make the experience as seamless as possible. Therefore all Masterclass sessions once released into the Koori Curriculum Club can be watched anytime. You are not required to join these live.


Q: Are copies of the Book Club books included in my membership?

A: No. To keep the membership as cost effective as possible, we do not provide copies of the recommended books. However all Koori Curriculum Club members gain access to a special VIP discount that provides a 20% on all books in the Koori Curriculum store.


Q: Are copies of the Storytime books included in my membership?

A: No. To keep the membership as cost effective as possible, we do not provide copies of the Storytime books. However all Koori Curriculum Club members gain access to a special VIP discount that provides a 20% on all books in the Koori Curriculum store.


Q: How do I register for the live mentoring session with Jessica Staines?

A: Inside the Koori Curriculum Club is a link to register for the live mentoring session. We cannot make this link publicly available so please login to the membership once you complete your purchase and register using the form provided.


Q: If I win a live mentoring session with Jessica Staines, can I include my team?

A: No. Live Mentoring sessions within the Koori Curriculum Club are for individuals only. If you would like to book a session for your team, please see our virtual workshops here.


Q: Is the content in the Koori Curriculum Club NESA accredited?

As of 5th February 2021, NESA deregistered all early childhood providers and any courses they had accredited, this included any offered by the Koori Curriculum.

Information about the new processes for accreditation of PD courses, including course content criteria, is expected to be available on the NESA website around mid-July 2021 and applications will open shortly after that time. We aim to applying for accreditation during this time.

Early Learning Educators are able to log completed hours under Elective PD course hours as they will count equally for teachers who are completing their Maintenance of Accreditation in 2021 and 2022:

Should you have any further queries on this, please reach out to the Department of Education directly on +61 2 9367 8291 or email on

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