Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre

The Centre

The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre provides a meeting place and support-base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff at ANU.

'Tjabal' means large assembly of groups from widely separated areas. Here you will find Indigenous students and staff strongly committed to improving education outcomes and achieving study and career goals that positively impact our communities.

The Centre offers:

  • academic support and advice
  • pastoral care and personal support
  • access to quality free tuition
  • advice on internships and scholarships
  • access to ANU services, such as health centre, careers and academic skills and learning
  • outreach programs to prospective ANU students
  • study spaces, a computer laboratory and lockers
  • bikes for on-campus use.

Our logo

"The dreaming tracks lead into a central meeting place, and it is along these paths that the students travel and meet at Tjabal, our Centre at ANU. From this central ground, students branch out into different areas of the University, into their places of learning.  The different facilities are represented by the six smaller meeting places. These faculties are Arts, Law, Languages, Science, Fine Arts and Information Technology."

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Tjabal Centre reception 
Phone +61 2 6125 4038


Contact details
Anne Martin  
Phone +61 2 6125 1742
Braedyn Edwards  
Student Support and Mentoring
Phone +61 2 6125 3520
Cathleen Nansen  
Administration Manager
Phone  +61 2 6125 3441
Sam Provost  
Communication and Community Outreach Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 2363
Ravana Saifoloi  
Indigenous Tuition Programme Administration Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 4038