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CEITE Network of Indigenous Partnerships

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The College of Engineering IT & Environment (CEITE) has established the Network of Indigenous Partnerships (NIP) to enhance support mechanisms to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander members across Vocational Educational and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE).  Membership is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff, alumni and members of the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community who collaborate with us to support Indigenous Leadership. Key staff members engaging with community and community training can also become members by invitation. 

Our aim is to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander members to succeed in the College, through a number of initiatives as an essential component of our strategic priorities.

Members meet bimonthly to: 

  • provide networking opportunities and support your professional goals
  • offer cultural and strategic advice to the College on programs, policy and initiatives for Indigenous students and other stakeholders particularly as it impacts learning, teaching and research activities

  • connect with the Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach team to provide consistent and complimentary programs and support  
  • participate, promote or develop initiatives that enhance cultural support and understanding across the College 

Whilst the Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach team offer student services, resources and engagement, the CEITE NIP is specifically aligned to CEITE's objectives and disciplines in VET and HE.

Membership

Students, staff, alumni and members of the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and key staff members engaging with community and community training are welcome to join.

If you would like to submit your interest in joining the network contact CEITE-admin-ops-services@cdu.edu.au

Tell us your story

We would like to hear your success stories whether it be completing your degree, mentoring students to starting your own business. 

Bachelor of Environmental Science student and Inspired NT STEM ambassador John Dalton tells us about his journey to become an Environmental Scientist in the NT.

John Dalton

 

 STEM Hero of the year, Rikki Bruce tells us her inspiring story on how she became an Engineer.

Rikki Bruce

Bachelor of Environmental Science student and NIP member Joelene Puntoriero's story of her path to success.

 

Joelene and Darcy Hertel

 

Support and Links

CEITE as a college within CDU provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in collaboration with the CDU Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach (ILRO) Portfolio . Support is available for both staff and students as we work to increase the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in all parts of CDU.

Student Resources

The Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach Portfolio provides student services and resources for students such as tutorial and academic support, away from base funding and research resources.

If you have applied for Tutorial support and cannot find a suitable tutor for your area/discipline; ILRO will work with CEITE to source a suitable Tutor.

Mentoring

The CEITE Network of Indigenous Partnerships is working on a mentoring program to support students throughout their studies. More information on this program will be available once established.

Before this is formalised, you can provide us with your ideas on  what this may look like or register your desire to participate through expressing your interest by emailing email CEITE-admin-ops-services@cdu.edu.au

Some of the areas that the mentorship program aims to cover include:

  • engagement in learning
  • build self-confidence
  • set goals
  • learn about common graduate career paths/job options for your discipline/course
  • develop professional networks in your chosen discipline
  • gain work experience or spend a day with your mentor

Scholarships

CDU offers specific scholarships for Indigenous Australians and are open to all students currently enrolled at CDU and those who have applied for a place at CDU. The Scholarship finder will assist you in identifying scholarships where you may meet the eligibility criteria.

In addition, CEITE offers a small scholarship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have received outstanding results through the GPA score at the end of the calendar year, to encourage you to continue or progress through your studies.

The College also administers an Industry scholarship for the Information Technology discipline.   The Australian Computer Society offers a $5000 annual Indigenous Scholarship which is awarded at the Discipline’s main yearly event, the IT CodeFair.

For more information about College scholarships please email CEITE-admin-ops-services@cdu.edu.au

Staff Resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees are entitled to paid leave up to a maximum of five (5) working days, and unpaid leave up to an additional ten (10) working days, per calendar for further information view the Charles Darwin University and Union Enterprise Agreement 2018

Key Dates and Events

10 December 2021 Human Rights Day

Please note this list does not contain all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander significant dates. Please feel free to let us know if you have additional dates to add to the list.

Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach Charles Darwin University also host events to celebrate Indigenous academic achievement and commemorating the anniversaries of significant Indigenous struggles and victories.

View here for Northern Territory Festivals and Events

Network of Indigenous Partnerships Meeting Schedule 2021

Tuesday 17 August

Tuesday 12 October

Tuesday 7 December

Contact us

College of Engineering, IT & Environment
T: +61 8 8946 6781
E: CEITE-admin-ops-services@cdu.edu.au