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Indigenous Programs

SEDA delivers full-time education to over 100 Indigenous students nationally. All students participate in the National Indigenous Education and Leadership Program (NIELP) in their state or territory.

The aim of the NIELP is to work closely with the sporting industry, education sector and Indigenous community partners to educate and empower our Indigenous students and assist them to realise their potential. A key aspect of the program is to develop the next generation of young Indigenous leaders and role models and create strong pathways for our students into higher education and/or employment.

Indigenous SEDA students are immersed in the NIELP through a variety of hands-on learning experiences, including;

• Engaging with Indigenous organisations, Elders and strengthening culture
• Receiving and providing mentoring support
• Mapping meaningful pathways to employment and/or higher education
• Leadership development

The program is supported by a number of Indigenous organisations including: Tiwi College, Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board (TITEB), Bridging the Gap Foundation, Culture is Life, AIME, MADALAH, Wirrpanda Foundation, Tjindu Foundation and Opening the Doors Foundation.


SEDA Group (RTO: 22503) and our program partners are currently seeking support from corporate, government and philanthropic organisations to support scholarships for Indigenous students involved in the program.

Get in touch.

Jethro Calma-Holt, National Indigenous Manager

Contact Details.

(03) 9834 6324 /