The Australian Centre for Student Equity and Success acknowledges Indigenous peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated. With a history spanning 60,000 years as the original educators, Indigenous peoples hold a unique place in Australia. We recognise the importance of their knowledge and culture, and reflect the principles of participation, equity, and cultural respect in our work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future, and consider it an honour to learn from our Indigenous colleagues, partners, and friends.

You are reading: Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2014

The Productivity Commission’s Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report measures the wellbeing of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. The report provides information about outcomes across a range of strategic areas such as early child development, education and training, healthy lives, economic participation, home environment, and safe and supportive communities. It also examines whether policies and programs are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

The video below provides a quick overview of the report’s key findings. The full report is available on the Productivity Commission website; however chapters 7 (Education and training) and 13 (Measuring multiple disadvantage) are available below, for your convenience.

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report 2014 – Chapter 7 – Education and training (1.33Mb)

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report 2014 – Chapter 13 – Measuring multiple disadvantage (646Kb)

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The Critical Interventions Framework Part 3 (CIF 3) focuses on evaluative studies which provide details of the impacts of specific interventions on equity groups in relation to access to and success in higher education.
A case study documenting the transition of one Indigenous student, Robbie, from an underprivileged school located in the Western suburbs of Sydney to an urban Australian university.