National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium

What we do

Our goals are simple. We seek to influence and advocate Indigenous interests with government and education institutions. We seek to increase the availability of higher education within our communities.

Alliances & Relationships.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with relevant peak bodies and stakeholders within education, government, non-government and corporate sectors, both domestically and internationally.

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Engagement & Advocacy.

Engaging with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Education and Training policy development into Indigenous Higher Education Programs.

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Scholarship, Knowledges & Research.

Share, discuss and promote developments within scholarship and research related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and knowledge systems. Advocate Scholarship initiatives.

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Governance & Decision Making.

Advocate for the increased participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in governance and decision making in institutions.

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Become a member

Who can join?

Membership of the Consortium is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in Higher Education. With many benefits including:

  • Participation in a National and International movement of Indigenous peoples’ solidarity and self-determination through higher education
  • Access to a national network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in Australian higher education
  • Access to NATSIHEC (AC) Caucuses at National and State/Territory (dependent on your membership category)
  • Ability to contribute to the NATSIHEC (AC) submissions to the Australian governments and international bodies
  • Opportunities to participate as a NATSIHEC (AC) delegate to national and international forums including the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
  • Access to NATSIHEC (AC) members’ discussions on the NATSIHEC Google forum
  • Access to resources, conferences, events and career opportunities disseminated by NATSIHEC (AC) members.