- Indigenous Education Statements

Indigenous Education Statements

Each year the University of Wollongong prepares an Indigenous Education Statement for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) documenting the outcomes and future plans to meet their ongoing responsibilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student achievement in higher education.

These responsibilities include assessing and reporting on progress towards improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as set out in the goals of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy.

The Indigenous Education Statement is used to determine University's eligibility for Indigenous Support Programme (ISP) funding. Please refer to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 – Other Grants Guidelines (Education) 2008 which details ISP grant conditions.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) requires information from Universities relating to their outcomes and future plans to meet their ongoing responsibilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student achievement in higher education.

The Indigenous Education Statement has, in the past, been used to determine University’s eligibility for Indigenous Support Programme (ISP) funding. Please refer to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 – Other Grants Guidelines (Education) 2008 which details ISP grant conditions. There are three conditions of eligibility for ISP - Table A Universities must demonstrate to PM&C that they:

  • Have implemented strategies for improving access, participation, retention and success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students;
  • Have increased participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the University’s decision-making processes; and
  • Have an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment strategy.

From 2017, the ISP will be included in the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP).

 

Indigenous Education Statements

Last reviewed: 22 June, 2017
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