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Gifted Education

Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains : intellectual, creative, social and physical. Talented students are those whose skills are distinctly above average in one or more areas of human performance. 1

This descriptor is linked to Gagne’s work as in this New ! document and demonstrated in his New ! Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent in diagrammatic form. Other models are also noted in the document listed above.

Within the Australian system, gifted education can be found with individual students on special programs, within individual classrooms, in specialist classrooms such as OC Classes in NSW, in selective high schools, in specialist high schools, curriculum differentiation, through early entry to schooling and through accelerated progression once within the system.

No individual method is best for all students. Gifted children are individuals and learn best in different ways and situations. They should be matched with the best system possible for them. If this can be done, then there should be maximum achievement and pleasure with their learning.

This page looks at Gifted programs, system support, associations, support groups and other information for all Australian states & Territories plus other Australian information.

This page has been archived and is no longer being maintained.

The Second Page looks at information that includes research, media, related programs and other sources of information about the gifted.

States & Territories

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

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Northern Territory


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South Australia


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Western Australia

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Australian Information

  • Directory of Schools for Gifted Children in Australia
    ‘Schools listed here have been nominated by one of our members as being relevant to providing effective programs for gifted children’.
  • Envisioning the 2020 School
    ‘Explores the impact of technology on school education over the next two decades’.
    ‘Providing support to parents of gifted children and their families, gathering and disseminating information about raising and educating gifted children, and promoting the needs of these families within the community’.
  • Gifted Education - Austega
    Australian site providing resources for parents and those interested in gifted children and their education. One good page is their Gifted Links Library.
  • Gifted Education : GERRIC
    Gifted and talented education from a group at the University of New South Wales. News, resources, information for parents, teachers, students.
  • Gifted Resources
    Multiple directories. Especially good for listings on gifted/talented ability in students and adults, links and more. Check their Website Lists.
  • Gifted Services
    Annotated links to other sites, particularly in Australia.
  • Is your child gifted and talented ?
    Kidspot. ‘Here’s how to identify and nurture children who are gifted and talented - even if they do seem to struggle in other ways’.
  • Kids Like Us
    ‘Striving to raise awareness and support within the Australian education system for the modifications twice-exceptional students require’.
  • REACH Education Consultancy
    We know it is based in New Zealand ! ‘REACH Education Consultancy is an agency created specifically to support schools in working successfully with gifted learners.’ Of most interest might be their Online Course, “Certificate in Effective Practice in Gifted Education”, already used by some Australian teachers as a professional development course.

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1. Gifted and Talented, Gateways, 7 November 2016. Web. 7 November 2016.

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