Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership

Our aim is to consolidate a whole of University respect and integration of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge and culture.

The role of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership at the University of Tasmania is to promote a vibrant, intellectual, and highly visible Indigenous (especially Tasmanian Aboriginal) presence within the life, culture and knowledge traditions of the University community.

The University of Tasmania's Strategic Plan for Aboriginal Engagement 2021-2024 (PDF 5.3 MB) sets out an evidence-based approach to achieve these aims, encompassing programs of supporting student success, innovative teaching and learning, research that supports community development and respects Indigenous cultural and intellectual property, creative and empowering engagement with Aboriginal communities, and effective governance to ensure appropriate use of resources and accountability in decision-making. During 2020, our strategic plan was evaluated and reviewed to reflect our philosophy of continual improvement and international best-practice.

The University's Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Greg Lehman, leads a team dedicated to whole-of-University respect and embedding of Indigenous perspectives, knowledges and culture across research, teaching and community partnership. We want to ensure that engaging with the University of Tasmania, whether as a student, staff or community member, provides the experience of a University that celebrates Aboriginal Tasmania's deep history, its diversity of cultures and values, and continually builds its Aboriginal connections.

Funding received from the Australian Government’s Indigenous Student Support Program (ISSP) is expended under the guidance of the University’s ISSP Governance Committee utilising the ISSP Terms of reference (DOCX 22.2 KB).

Please contact the Office of the PVC Aboriginal Leadership if you would like to know more about Aboriginal Business at the University of Tasmania.

Aboriginal Leadership Group

Strong Aboriginal leadership is crucial for successful Aboriginal business at the University of Tasmania. The Aboriginal Leadership Group (ALG) consists of three members, they are:

Aboriginal strategies and reports

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal Research and Leadership and the University of Tasmania believe in the importance of being open and transparent to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community regarding Aboriginal Business.

Please find relevant Aboriginal strategies and reports below:

Indigenous Student Success Programme (ISSP) performance reports and financial acquittals: