Indigenous Education Statements

The University of New England is committed to improving higher education and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Indigenous student numbers at UNE have been growing steadily over the past decade, with the number of Indigenous students at UNE as a percentage of total student body consistently exceeding the national average. The University has done well in attracting and increasing the number of Indigenous students year on year. Retention and completion remain the focus for ongoing improvement activity. Attracting and retaining Indigenous staff is also a major priority. This commitment to improving higher education outcomes for Indigenous Australians is embedded in UNE’s Graduate Attributes, its 2011-2013 Mission-Based Compact with the Commonwealth of Australia, its Strategic Plan and its Business Plan.

The Australian Government (through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet) requires that the University prepare and publish the current and the previous two Indigenous Education Statement which detail our achievement of national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Education Policy (AEP) goals and plans for future years. These are provided as downloads below: