The 2013/14 Indigenous Youth Leadership Program was supported by the following organisations:
Named after the traditional landowners of the area, the Gunung-Willam-Balluk Learning Centre at Kangan Institute is recognised as a leading provider of vocational education and training to Indigenous students throughout Melbourne.
The Gunung-Willam-Balluk Learning Centre aims to empower students by merging the cultural heritage and values of the traditional landowners, with contemporary Aboriginal culture and cutting-edge learning technology. Located in the North-Western suburbs of Melbourne, the Gunung-Willam-Balluk Learning Centre offers a range of courses for Indigenous Australians.
Kangan Institute, Indigenous Education Centre administered the Certificate IV in Community Development over the two year program.
Australian Red Cross
Part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation whose work in Australia and internationally is focused on improving lives and reducing vulnerability. Red Cross’ work is focussed around seven priority areas: international aid and development; strengthening emergency preparedness, response and recovery; championing international humanitarian law; addressing the impact of migration; working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; overcoming social exclusion by providing bridges back into the community and tackling entrenched locational disadvantage.
As part of Red Cross’ ongoing commitment to supporting people in most need, we are increasing our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Red Cross aims to support families and communities as they determine and lead their own solutions to achieve positive change. Red Cross is committed to building long-term and respectful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, alongside other not-for-profit organisations, government and businesses.
The Indigenous Research Committee (IRC) (previously known as the Indigenous Research Advisory Group) was established as a new initiative under the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Higher Education Indigenous Education Strategies; 2001-2003 and re-titled in 2009.
The IRC aims to establish a culture of Indigenous research across ACU, and increase the participation of Indigenous students in postgraduate research degrees. ACU’s Indigenous Research Committee seeks to:
•establish a culture of Indigenous research across ACU;
•increase the participation of Indigenous students in postgraduate research studies; and
•ensure ethical research in Indigenous studies.
Evaluation of the IYLP was conducted by Australian Catholic University and will help to build a body of knowledge, based on demonstrated experience, on the actual benefits of the program.