A shared vision
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the generous contributions of donors who share our vision of a society where Australia’s First Peoples determine their own aspirations through education and life-long learning. By embedding this shared vision into all facets of our organisation, including our partnerships with donors, we can be confident that our work is funded ethically and our organisational values remain strong.

Our shared vision with donors is guided by four key principles:

Respect for the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities is fundamental to all that we do. We acknowledge Australia’s First Peoples as the custodians of the lands on which we work. We abide by principles of cultural safety, and we celebrate the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, values, identities.

We understand that success can’t be achieved in isolation. We work in partnership with donors, communities, Elders, mentors, students and stakeholders to develop and share insightful, inclusive and future-focused information, knowledge and skills.

In order to achieve systemic change, we are committed to an authentic and trusted approach, evidence-based decision making and a long-term focus. We deliver what we commit to, we pursue excellence in everything we do, and we are responsive and transparent in the ways we work.

We aim to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to determine and achieve their own aspirations through educational and career opportunities that enable them to realise their potential. We aim to have a positive impact, we innovate to achieve results, and we look to effect change in perceptions, outcomes and opportunities.