Indigenous students are those students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who identify as an Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander.
Where school records do not include this information, schools may need to rely on self-identification or seek parental advice.
Records of this information need to be retained by the school/governing body for a period of five years from Census Day, and in a way that ensures the integrity and security of the data and documents.
It is important to note that Indigenous persons exercise a choice in identifying their Indigenous status, and identification of Indigenous status by other parties is to be discouraged.
Last updated 28 January, 2021