• Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chair)
  • Indigenous community members, one from each of the ACT, NSW, Victoria and Queensland
  • Director, Centre for Indigenous Education and Research
  • Academic Coordinator, Dhara Daramoolan Indigenous Higher Education Unit
  • Academic Coordinator, Jim-baa-yer Indigenous Higher Education Unit
  • Academic Coordinator, Weemala Indigenous Higher Education Unit
  • Academic Coordinator, Yalbalinga Indigeous Higher Education Unit
  • Director, Institute for Advancing Community Engagement
  • Indigenous Employment Coordinator

Two Indigenous students from the location of the respective meeting attend on each occasion.

Date of Establishment: Established in the 1990s as the Aboriginal Consultative Committee, from October 2005 National Indigenous Advisory Committee and renamed IEC in 2009

Meeting Frequency: 2 times per year

Responsible Officer: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Executive Officer: Senior Administrative Officer, Centre for Indigenous Education and Research

Terms of Reference

To advise on national issues pertaining to:

  • strategies to enhance Indigenous students' access to and participation, progress and success in tertiary education;
  • the University's programs for Indigenous peoples;
  • provision of support for Indigenous students;
  • inclusion of Indigenous perspectives within the courses provided by the University;
  • employment of Indigenous staff and the cultural awareness of non-Indigenous staff;
  • the teaching and learning and research nexus in relation to Indigenous education;
  • the University's Indigenisation Thematic Plan;
  • the University's response to government policies and programs relating to Indigenous Education.


The Committee reviews its procedures as it deems necessary and recommends accordingly to Academic Board.

More Information

Mode of Operation: Membership of the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Education Committee is appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). The appointment term for nominated members is two years; members may be considered for subsequent terms of office.

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