The Wannik strategy was launched in February 2008 as the
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's (DEECD)
strategy to overcome poor educational outcomes for Koorie students.
The aim of the strategy is to improve education outcomes for Koorie
students by changing the culture and mindset of the government
school system, implementing structural reforms, and making better
use of mainstream efforts and programs.
The Wannik strategy was allocated $30.8
million over five years.
The objective of the audit was to
determine the effectiveness of DEECD's implementation of the Wannik
strategy and whether it is achieving its aim.
The audit concluded that at the
beginning of the fourth year DEECD cannot demonstrate whether the
Wannik strategy is on track to improve education outcomes for
Koorie students. DEECD has been progressively implementing a range
of priority actions but, because there are no targets and
milestones, it is unclear whether progress is in line with DEECD's
expectations. Also, it is not evident that risks to the strategy's
implementation are being adequately managed.
Unless these issues are addressed,
achieving the systemic reforms necessary to improve and sustain
education outcomes for Koorie students is not likely.
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Last updated on 23/07/2013