The Wollotuka Institute
The Wollotuka Institute is a national leader with the most comprehensive range of Indigenous Higher Education programs combined with the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce in NSW. The release of the Federal Government’s Report on the “Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Final Report” (Behrendt review) is a testament to the University’s leadership in this field.
Wollotuka also stands alone from other higher education Indigenous units as an all-Indigenous staffed institute with its activities being overseen by the Indigenous Board of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Research (BATSIER) whose membership includes community representatives with skills and experience in Indigenous educational and community matters.
In light of the University’s “New Directions” Strategic Plan 2013-2015 vision of aspiring to global leadership in its spheres of excellence, Wollotuka commenced a number of activities in the international arena expanding on its excellence as a national leader. This includes, accreditation through the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WIPCE), building strong relationships and partnerships within the Pacific Rim and a student/staff scoping trip throughout Indigenous nations within the United States and Canada.
Wollotuka is truly committed to the advancement and leadership of Indigenous education at a local grassroots level, a national and a global level, continuing to draw strength from culture, communities and past journeys.