Improving education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians

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Thursday 13 October 2016

News

Improving education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians is the objective of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium’s roundtable forum taking place in Adelaide today and tomorrow.

The Department of Education and Training’s David Fintan gave the opening address today.

Experts and leaders in university and industry are in attendance to determine the most effective reforms in three priority areas:

  • Indigenous student participation and outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); 
  • Increasing the number and capacity of the Indigenous academic workforce; and 
  • Whole-of-university approaches to improving Indigenous higher education outcomes.

The roundtable will build upon the latest available evidence, and develop concrete, measurable actions to progress national policy and funding in these three priority areas.


Professor Peter Buckskin, Chair of NATSIHEC and David Fintan, Department of Education and Training