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.

Commitment to cultural opportunities

Enhancing the experience for all students

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. 

If you would like to work with SAE on developing, student-driven, creative projects then please contact your local SAE campus to discuss further.

SAE CAMPUSES ACROSS AUSTRALIA

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Adelaide

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Byron Bay

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Sydney

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

SAE acknowledges the traditional landowners on which our campuses are located. 

Adelaide

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SAE acknowledge the Kaurna people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which Adelaide campus stands. I would also like to pay respect to the Kaurna Elders past and present and extend this respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait people from other communities who are here today. 

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Brisbane

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SAE acknowledges the Turrbul People as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Brisbane SAE Campus stands and pays respect to Elders past and present and to emerging community leaders. Respect is extended to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people here today. 

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Byron Bay

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SAE acknowledges the Bundjalung people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Byron Bay Campus stands. Respect is paid to the Bundjalung elders past, present and future. This respect extends to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for other communities who are here today. 

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Melbourne

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SAE acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Melbourne Campus stands. Respect is paid to the Wurundjeri Elders, past and present, and this respect is extended to Aboriginal and Torres Strait people from other communities who are here today. 

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Perth

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SAE acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation who are the traditional custodians of the land on which Perth Campus stands. Respect is paid to Whadjuk Elders past, present and future. This respect is extended to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for other communities who are here today. 

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Sydney

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SAE acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of this land on which Sydney Campus stands. Respect is paid to the Gadigal Elders past and present and future and this respect extends to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders and people from other communities who are here today.

Support

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. Download the PDF to view SAE's Student Selection Policy and find out more information.

Student Selection Policy

 

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, please refer to the scholarship section of SAE's website.

Creative Media Indigenous Scholarship

Ensuring Success

Ensuring Success of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders whilst studying

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

Our Partners

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 at the link.

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SAE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan

Please find the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander action plan and guidelines here.