Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

School of Indigenous Australian Studies

Welcome to the School of Indigenous Australian Studies (SIAS) at Charles Sturt University. The School of Indigenous Australian Studies in collaboration with all Faculty staff and the Executive has a charter that includes responsibility for the promotion of teaching and learning of Indigenous Australian education at CSU. This is an exciting era for the University whereby indigenous staff housed within the centre will have an opportunity to increase the University's profile on Indigenous Australian research, teaching and learning for all students. The establishment of the School allows CSU to position itself as a leading and preferred provider of Indigenous Australian education and research both nationally and globally.

The School of Indigenous Australian Studies is located on the Dubbo campus of CSU, and allows CSU the opportunity to develop and deliver Indigenous Australian Studies to all students studying at CSU.

The School of Indigenous Australian Studies, then called the Centre of Indigenous Studies, developed the Institution's Indigenous Education Strategy, which will enable the University's vision, strategic directions and plans for Indigenous Education now and into the future.

Other key roles and responsibilities of the School of Indigenous Australian Studies include:

  • the identification, development and delivery of Australian Indigenous programs of teaching and research across professional and general academic programs within the University;
  • taking a lead role in the development of collaborative engagement between Indigenous Australian communities and University Faculties, Research Centres and Schools;
  • representing Charles Sturt University in matters relating to Indigenous Australian education at the University;
  • developing research and consultancy links and projects with local communities, institutions, services and agencies, and with national and international scholarly communities in the field.