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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Policy

1. Purpose

To ensure the best possible educational outcome for students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander through the provision of a culturally supportive and appropriate learning environment.


2. Scope

All current and potential Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.


3. Principles

3.1 CIT is committed to promoting educational opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and this will be reflected in the CIT marketing strategy.

3.2 CIT will provide designated places in publicly funded programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who have:

  1. identified with CIT Yurauna prior to the enrolment cut-off date for the subject/program that they intend to enrol in; and
  2. been assessed by CIT Yurauna and the College as having sufficient academic background and support to achieve the objectives of their chosen program.

3.3 CIT will provide a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to meet their cultural, academic and personal needs.

3.4 All students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander either during enrolment or prior to enrolment must be referred to CIT Yurauna.

3.5 CIT will provide the CIT Indigenous Scholarship program for all publicly funded programs.

3.6 All students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander must be advised of the CIT Indigenous Scholarship program and the application form.

3.7 Eligibility to access scholarship funds:

  1. must include a Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander Certificate which must be stamped with their common seal, along with the students demonstrated academic commitment.
  2. if a student is unable to obtain a Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander Certificate, they may request a meeting with the Indigenous Student Support Coordinator to seek advice.

4. Documentation

Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)

COAG Meeting Communique, 2 July 2009 - Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education Policy (ACT Government)

Student Code of Conduct

CIT Reconciliation Statement

CIT Reconciliation Action Plan

CIT Policies available on website

Equity Policy

Complaints Student and Community Members Policy


5. Definitions

All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Policy Glossary.


6. Policy Contact Officer

For more information about this policy contact Director, CIT Yurauna.

Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au.


7. Procedures

This policy is implemented through CIT Yurauna.


POLICY INFORMATION
Policy No: 2016/578
Approved: October 2020
Next Review: October 2024
Category: Student Policies, Training Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Education and Training Services
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