Over the past decade, there has been increasing attention paid to the role of assessment in higher education learning. A core message of these discussions is that the most effective way of changing how and what students learn is to change the way they are assessed (Norton, 2013).

This resource on assessment for Indigenous health education is the outcome of a two year project examining practices of teaching and assessment in the specific area of Indigenous Health education for health professional students. Funded by an Australian Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant1 the project was a collaboration between academics across Australia and New Zealand, all of whom are engaged in higher education research and/or Indigenous health teaching and research.