Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs) are voluntary bodies made up of a broad range of local Koorie community members. The members of LAECGs dedicate their time to improving the education opportunities of Koorie people in their local community.
LAECGs play a significant role in providing a locally based link between Koorie communities and education institutions.
LAECGs were formed as a result of parent seminars held in the 1970s by the VAECG. In 1978 there were 5 LAECGs, now there are 32. The success of efforts to include Koorie communities in education decision making can be seen in the growth of LAECGs.
All LAECGs have representation on the VAEAI Representative Council (VRC). The Chair of each LAECG sits on the VRC. Membership to the LAECG is open to all Koorie people, and non-Koorie parents of Koorie children, in the community where they live.
The role of LAECGs includes:
- Providing advice on all education and training matters that affect Koorie students.
- Monitoring the current trends in education and training that impact on all Koorie students.
- Providing an advocate role for Koorie students and their families in respect of education matters.
- Providing representation to local and regional committees and forums in relation to education and training.
- Providing representation to all VAEAI forums.
LAECGs are the vehicle through which parents and community members can have a say about all matters relating to their and their children's education. They are the core of the organisations' function in that they represent local community perspectives.
The basic principle of the VAEAI is local community control; LAECGs are the foundation of this principle. The structure of VAEAI with LAECGs as its core allows for a process of continuous and systematic consultation with Koorie communities across Victoria. VAEAI's strength lies in this structure, and is the means by which the organisation can legitimately provide an advocate function for the Koorie community.
LAECGs are the first point of contact for any Koorie education or training matter at the local level.
The Entrance Campus enjoys a strong partnership with the Kuriwa Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) which is fostered on the principles of reconciliation and respect.
The AECG is an Aboriginal community organisation that works with schools and the community to better the outcomes for Aboriginal Education.
If you would like to have a say in your child's education come along to our meetings.
If you want to learn more about what we do please contact us at email@example.com
Where: Tuggerah Lakes Community Centre.
The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. is a non for profit Aboriginal organisation that provides advice on all matters relevant to education and training with the mandate that this advice represents the Aboriginal community viewpoint.
The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. promotes respect, empowerment and self-determination and believes the process of collaborative consultation is integral to equal partnership and is fundamental to the achievement of equality.
The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. advocates cultural affirmation, integrity and the pursuit of equality to ensure that the unique and diverse identity of Aboriginal students is recognised and valued.
Structure of the NSW AECG Inc.
The primary role of the NSW AECG Inc. is to promote active participation by Aboriginal people in the consultative and decision making process of education and training related matters.
Our strong member base is key to the organization being the peak advisory body regarding Aboriginal Education and Training at both State and Commonwealth levels. As a wholly volunteer based organization, our key focus is ‘community first'; the educational rights of Aboriginal people in NSW being our driving force.
The NSW AECG Inc. has local, regional and state network that enables effective communication allowing Aboriginal community viewpoint to be echoed throughout the organization.
All the members of local communities can become members of the local AECG but only Aboriginal adults (18 years and over) can vote and hold office bearers' positions. President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer make up the local AECG Executive. Other members make up the local committee. Meetings of the local AECG's shall be held at least three times a year at a venue, date and time to be decided upon by the members.
A nominated number of elected members (3 or 4) of each local AECG make up the Regional AECG but meetings are open to anybody. Only the two elected delegates can vote and hold office bearers' positions. Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Regional Rep make up the Regional Committee.
AECG State Committee
All 20 regional Reps plus the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Association. Meets two times a year.
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
Plus 5 State Committee members – meet minimum 4 times a year.
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasure and State executive members. They are elected annually at the Council meeting. President's term of office is for three years, all other office bearers are for a one year period.
NSW AECG Inc. AGM
Meets once a year for the AGM; all delegates who attend the meeting are to be financial members of the Association.
The Delegates of the AGM shall be the:
- Office Bearers (4)
- All Regional Reps each Region (20)
- Three other Delegates from each of the eighteen Regional AECGs operating in accordance with the rules (54)
Voting at the AGM shall therefore be limited to the representative group of  people in person, or by proxy.
Aboriginal Studies Association (ASA)
The Aboriginal Studies Association promotes the teaching of Aboriginal Studies and perspectives at all levels of education; foster partnerships with local Aboriginal communities and appropriate stakeholders to support the development of Aboriginal Studies at all levels;
The Aboriginal Studies Association increases teacher and community awareness of and involvement in Aboriginal Studies at all levels of education;
They also develop and support ongoing curriculum and pedagogical practices that contribute to the improvement of Aboriginal student outcomes; and
The Aboriginal Studies Association also provides opportunities to engage in professional and personal learning and dialogue through the ongoing development of networks and learning communities.
Link to ASA website