First Nations People

SAE seeks to enrich the experience of all of its students through meaningful interaction with Australia's first people - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Artwork by Marcia McGuire, a proud Whadjuk, Ballardong and Yamatji Aboriginal woman from Perth.

Artwork by Whadjuk, Ballardong and Yamatji artist from Perth, Marcia McGuire. Multicolour graphic. First Nations People.
SAE seeks to embed opportunities for cross-cultural enrichment into its curriculum through its Collaborative Project-Based Learning Curriculum and International Exchange Programs.

SAE aims to integrate the stories and practices of Australia's first peoples into our curriculum and assessment practices as a regular theme, retelling the stories of Australia's first people through creative media to ensure that these stories can be told for generations to come.
Artwork by Whadjuk, Ballardong and Yamatji artist from Perth, Marcia McGuire

SAE acknowledges Marcia McGuire, a proud Whadjuk, Ballardong and Yamatji Aboriginal woman from Perth, who was commissioned to develop the artwork on this webpage.


SAE acknowledges the significant role in which work experience, family and community engagement play in preparing students for further study. SAE will evaluate these factors to support students in gaining entry to SAE’s programs, view our Student Selection Policy for more information.

Creative Media Scholarships are also available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and provide full financial cover for tuition fees to scholarship recipients for more information, view SAE’s Scholarships.



SAE provides its students with a range of support services to ensure their success whilst at SAE. To support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, each SAE campus provides support through its local campus Student Services Advisors. For more information please refer to the student support policy.


SAE has partnered with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to provide access for SAE students to the Oodgeroo unit and all associated cultural events. This relationship provides the SAE with a culturally appropriate and communal space to study and build connections and community. Find out more about the Oodgeroo Unit.


The Reconciliation Action Plan (REFLECT) builds on existing local activity and takes further sustainable and meaningful action to advance reconciliation in Australia. SAE is part of Navitas.

Image credit: Artwork by Whadjuk, Ballardong & Yamatji Aboriginal Woman Marcia McGuire

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