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Month: December 2021

NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. Media Release

The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. can confirm there has been several employees who have lost their jobs with our community-controlled organisation. The employees were employed under a contractual agreement in a casual basis during school hours.

This decision was one that was not made lightly but was made in the best interest of the organisation. This was based on changes to our contractual agreement which deemed the current structure a financial risk to both the organisation and the Aboriginal Languages and Culture Program.

We can confirm that the program that delivers Aboriginal Languages and Culture throughout our Satellite Nests will continue. An expression of interest has been forwarded out for Aboriginal community members to be employed within the nests.

Employees were informed of the pending changes over a lengthy period via emails, team meetings and zoom. With the NSW Health orders in place due to the pandemic, this limited the opportunity to travel and to meet face to face.

The organisation wishes to reaffirm at all times, staff and our communities were placed first in this decision and all due diligences, compliance and procedural fairness is in place.

Catherine Trindall
President NSW AECG Inc.
20 December 2021

Download NSW AECG Inc. Media release 20 December 2021

NAISDA 2022 Advanced Diploma

NAISDA invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for its 2022 Advanced Diploma

Starting in February, the course is open to practising artists with advanced training or experience in dance or cultural practice. It is structured across 16 units with eight core and eight elective units to choose across Community, Cultural and Professional Practices.

For more info, please head to:

Development scholarships for women leaders in the Public Sector

Development scholarships of up to $5,000 per person are available for women managers and leaders in the NSW Public Sector

To help support the ongoing development and advancement of women leaders across the NSW Public Sector, WLA is offering scholarships for three leadership development courses. Expressions of interest for scholarships will be open until 15 December (unless allocated prior). Nominate yourself or a colleague here.

The programs and scholarships are available for leaders at three levels.

  • Early career and aspiring managers can apply for a scholarship of $1,000 towards the Leading Edge Program
  • Intermediate-level managers can apply for a scholarship of $3,000 towards the Executive Ready Program
  • Senior and executive leaders can apply for a scholarship of $5,000 towards the Advanced Leadership Program

Subscribe here to be updated on future scholarship opportunities as they become available.

EOI for Project Officer: Pirru Thangkuray (Mount Druitt)

Expression of Interest
Location: Mount Druitt

The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. (NSW AECG) is seeking expressions of interest for a Project Officer to join the Pirru Thangkuray team, with the aim to meet the Premiers Priority: to Increase the proportion of Aboriginal students attaining year 12 by 50% by 2023, while maintaining their cultural identity.

Type of Employment: Full time – 35 hours per week
Annual Salary: $72,800 Gross plus Superannuation

Requirements of the position
• Aboriginality
• A paid Working with Children’s Check and National Police Check (Probity)
• Current Driver’s License
• Evidence of double vaccination
• Effective Oral and written Communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Demonstrated skills to engage and work across a variety of stakeholders
• Understanding of Education and working with Aboriginal students in High School
• Able to facilitate and deliver Cultural Engagement programs.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver goal setting strategies
• Knowledge of the Aboriginal Community
• Understanding and knowledge of community, government and non-government service providers and support programs.

The successful applicant will work across a targeted number of schools within the Mount Druitt area. The Project Officer will be an employee of the NSW AECG Inc. and will work in collaboration with the Pirru Thangkuray (Dream Strong) Cultural Engagement and Goal Setting Team.

Note: NSW AECG Inc. considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

For further information please contact: Troy Freeburn Project Coordinator, Lismore Office on 0428 957 607

How to apply for this position

  1. A written Expression of Interest of no more than 2 pages, outlining your background, skills and experiences in relation to the requirement of the position as above.
  2. Include the names and phone numbers of 2 referees.
  3. Forward expression of interest to: ">
    Applications due: Tuesday 21st December 2021 COB

Commencement of duties for the successful applicant will begin 10th January 2022

45 Years of Weave

A message from Siobhan Bryson, CEO of Weave:

Since then, we have continued to grow and evolve our place-based work in response to community needs. Our work over the last 45 years has centred on connection and empowerment, providing responsive, collaborative and consistent support to create meaningful, lasting change.

Over the years we’ve had the privilege of walking alongside our inspirational communities as they strive for self-determination. We’ve supported many families across generations, and seen the difference that holistic, trauma informed, culturally safe support can make to people’s individual and collective healing. While we are proud to have come this far, we also understand there is still much work to be done. We know that alongside our work with individuals, families and communities, structural change and systemic reform are needed in order to overcome inequalities and the impacts of intergenerational trauma.Weave’s diverse range of programs have been designed to help tackle issues related to poverty, homelessness, domestic violence and abuse, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse, family breakdown, relationship issues, discrimination and the impacts of intergenerational trauma and social and systemic disadvantage. In celebrating this important milestone for Weave, we acknowledge, thank and honour all our staff, our clients, our families, our communities, our Board, our volunteers, our community partners, our financial supporters, our government and philanthropic partners, and everyone who has been part of the Weave journey over the past 45 years.We are sharing 45 key moments from Weave’s history to celebrate #45YearsofWeave. Stay tuned on our social media channels as we reflect on memories, achievements and milestones across our programs and projects.  We need you all more than ever, as we continue our work to empower people to change their lives, and to advocate for a more socially just and equitable society.Please make a donation if you can, to support our work to empower people to change their lives.


13th Annual Deadly Kids Award

Monday 6 December 2021, 12:00 pm

The 13th Annual Deadly Kids Awards recognises the outstanding achievements demonstrated in Aboriginal Education, during 2021 from students and staff in schools. The ceremony will be held as a virtual celebration has been pre-recorded and will be launched live on the Department of Education’s homepage using the link below. It will also be made available to view live on demand after the broadcast.

Acknowledgement of Country

The NSW AECG Inc. acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of this nation. We also acknowledge past, present and emerging Elders  and the continuation and celebration of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should also be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have passed away.