Welcome to ACIKE


ACIKE’s transformative and innovative teaching and learning, research and community engagement will:Professor steve larkin

  • Privilege and champion Indigenous identity, Knowledges and relational ways of being in ways that empower individuals and communities and enhance cultural security
  • Emphasise a “both ways” approach to developing intercultural communication, decision making, governance and ways of doing business
  • Benefit Indigenous communities in the NT and nationally

The foundations on which ACIKE is built are respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ethics and protocols, respect for difference and diversity, trust, creativity, flexibility and adaptability, responsibility and accountability.

ACIKE will harness the complementary strengths of its founding institutions for their mutual benefit.  

BIITE’s culturally responsive approach to curriculum development, delivery and deep understanding of remote Indigenous perspectives, joined with CDU’s expertise in flexible higher education delivery, strong Indigenous research base and solid support infrastructure, will expand capabilities to deliver with greater efficiency and effectiveness stronger outcomes for Indigenous students.

The Centre will deliver a range of courses from Enabling (Preparation for Tertiary Success) to post graduate courses using internal, external and workshop delivery approaches. 

There are three main delivery sites; the main ACIKE Hub at CDU Casuarina campus and at Batchelor Institute campuses – Batchelor and Desert Peoples Centre in Alice Springs.

Professor Steve Larkin
PVC Indigenous Leadership/ACIKE Director