Teach Caring for Country using Fire

Cool Australia
Educating for a Sustainable future
Explore Aboriginal Histories and Cultures in Years 3-6 through the stories of traditional owners and the fire-stick techniques they use to care for the land.
Target Audience
Primary Teachers
5 reviews

Learning Areas

General Description

In this course, you will hear how John Daly uses fire stick techniques to care for Country. John works with scientists and farmers to reduce the impact of bushfires and protect communities. You will learn:

- How to use John’s story to teach traditional land management in Years 3-6.
- How to teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in history, geography and English.
- How to access a range of lessons that will excite your students.
- How to make learning relevant by connecting to land management in your local area.


Primary Teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

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- Money-Back Guarantee – If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit tta.edu/go/refund to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards

2.4.2 Proficient Level – Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.

This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.


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15 minutes

Get started with your online professional development

Using Fire

45 minutes

Discover how fire is used to care for Country in Northern Australia.

Your Teaching

45 minutes

Explore a range of teaching resources from Cool Australia.


15 minutes

Reflect on your course learning.

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Latest Reviews

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Teach Caring for Country using Fire - Cool Australia

Very relevant to my local community

Teach Caring for Country using Fire - Cool Australia

Excellent refresher on importance of indigenous culture

Teach Caring for Country using Fire - Cool Australia

Clear and concise

Teach Caring for Country using Fire - Cool Australia

Good quick update

Teach Caring for Country using Fire - Cool Australia

Excellent information on traditional land management

About the team

Cool Australia


Cool Australia is an award winning not-for-profit dedicated to supporting educators with tools to foster ‘learning for life’. We help integrate topics around sustainability, ethics, economics and wellbeing across the curriculum. This enables teachers of all age groups and disciplines to engage young Aussies in real-life learning whilst achieving Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes. Our accredited professional development is designed to build your confidence, understanding and expertise. You will learn through a mixture of practical and thinking activities as well as hearing the stories of others. Plus you will access a range of teaching tools that can you can use straight away in your teaching.