The Evaluation Panel would like to acknowledge the exceptional work of the MATSITI project team in managing this project … It is evident that the project team, through its high level of understanding of the issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian schools, and the aspirational relationship which many of those students have with their teachers, contributed significantly to the success of the project.
The $7.5 million More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) was a national collaborative project with the Australian education community—planned, implemented and evaluated in four annual phases.
The 3 key deliverables for the MATSITI project were:
- qualitative and quantitative research reports on factors and effectiveness of strategies to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers
- a series of partnerships and co-investment agreements with school authorities, university schools of education and other agencies to increase recruitment, retention and leadership in teacher training and in schools
- national community engagement and marketing strategies to promote teaching as a career option for secondary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Mark Tranthim-Fryer, principal, edutech was senior project manager for the MATSITI initiative from 2012—2017, responsible for overall project planning, governance, financials, stakeholder communications, national conference organisation, monitoring and reporting to the Commonwealth.
MATSITI Project Stakeholder Presentation
- Role: Project Manager
- Client: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Partners: University of South Australia (lead contractor)
- Budget: $7.5m
- Duration: 2012-2017
- Project archived at www.matsiti.edu.au