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Rules of the Association

As endorsed at the 2009 AGM, 12th March 2009.

Vision Statement

The vision of the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. is to provide advice on all matters relevant to education and training with the mandate that this advice represents the Aboriginal community viewpoint.

To ensure that the functions and powers of members are facilitated with the premise that the most critically important part of the consultative process is the active involvement of Local AECG members and communities.

Aims of the Association

To ensure that the functions and powers of members are facilitated with the premise that the most critically important part of the consultative process is the active involvement of Local AECG members and communities.

To provide opportunities for Aboriginal people to be actively involved in all decision-making that is relevant to education and training through a collaborative consultative process.

To empower members by providing appropriate and effective knowledge and skills to engage in the development of policies and programs that enhances the unique cultural identity of Aboriginal students and promote pride in Aboriginality.

Objectives of the Association

Coordinating, facilitating and overseeing the operations of the Local, Regional and State Committee as regulated by the Rules of the Association;

Increasing the active involvement of Aboriginal communities to strengthen the Association’s networks at a local level;

Advocating that all students and educators should understand and have knowledge of the significant issues and events in the history of relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, from the view point of Aboriginal people;

Providing appropriate training to members to enhance knowledge and skills on issues that impact on Aboriginal peoples access to and participation in education and training;

Enhancing the involvement of members in all decision-making through collaborative processes;

Establishing and maintaining partnerships with relevant providers to ensure improved outcomes are achieved in the education and training of Aboriginal students;

Collaboratively developing key strategies that are responsive to the needs of Aboriginal students for effective implementation within appropriate timeframes; and

Engaging in innovative research that examines issues impacting on Aboriginal education and training.

Final Finished document – with cover 2009