The Ngunnawal Centre
The Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Education Centre has been functioning as the focal point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders studying at the University of Canberra since 1985. It is located in Building 5 on University of Canberra campus at Bruce. The University offers a wide range of courses with a professional orientation.
The Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Education Centre will serve its students and clients through the provision of excellent education and development programs on a national basis. Our transition to research and development function will further develop its focus on initiating culturally relevant learning strategies and providing sources of innovation for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The Centre will also provide educational programs that focus on industries, which provide an economic base within those communities and provide community members with management expertise to develop enterprise partnerships, reflecting local and national growth areas. The Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Education Centre will be a Learning Branch that is nationally active but locally responsive.
The Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Education Centre exists to:
- provide professional and technical education that develops people for leadership and employment; and
- undertake research programs that address current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community issues, within a national and regional community context.
The values that will characterise the Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Education Centre as a service provider, and will be embraced by both staff and students of the Learning Branch are:
- client focus,
- quality processes,
- practicality and relevance,
- cultural imagination,
- cultural diversity,
- fairness to all,
- learning and
- personal growth.
Importantly we will value highly ethical behaviour, responsibility, and professional points of reference.