Office of Indigenous Leadership

CDU is committed to being a leader among Australian universities in relation to Indigenous participation and relevance in its Strategic Plan, and by implication, significantly contribute to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Indigenous people and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.

The Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership has an exciting and comprehensive mandate. It undertakes a program of positive reform through the establishment of structures, processes and relationships within CDU to provide a framework to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into all aspects of the University now and into the future.

Indigenous students at graduation

Indigenous leadership

CDU’s Office of Indigenous Leadership advises on ways to incorporate Indigenous perspectives to improve Indigenous education outcomes and to strengthen equity.

View our key documents.

Student assistance

Office of Indigenous Student Services (OISS)

The OISS team provide high-level support and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist them to achieve their tertiary educational goals.

Indigenous research students

Indigenous Research

CDU incorporates Indigenous knowledges and perspectives through participation in research and by providing expert analysis of collaborative research projects.


Engagement & events

Celebrating Indigenous academic achievement, commemorating anniversaries of significant Indigenous struggles and victories, and promotion of local and regional festivals and events.