Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre

The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre (The Tjabal Centre) provides a meeting place and support base for the Indigenous students and staff at The Australian National University (ANU). 

Our community comes from all across Australia, from the desert to the sea. It's a place that we can call a home away from home. At this Centre, you will find the University's Indigenous students and staff strongly committed to improving educational outcomes, achieving academic excellence and career goals that positively affect their societies. 

The Tjabal Centre offers: 

  • academic support and advice 
  • pastoral care and personal support 
  • access to quality tuition 
  • advice on internships and scholarships 
  • links to ANU services, such as the health centre, careers and academic skills 
  • outreach programs to prospective ANU students 
  • study spaces. 

Welcome to Ngunnawal Country

Welcome to Ngunnawal Country by Dr Matilda House.

Acknowledgement of Country 

ANU acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land upon which the University’s Acton campus is located.  

This Ngunnawal-Ngambri land supports students throughout their time at ANU. It will continue to hold a space for future generations to come together, and learn from Country and one another. 

We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Indigenous peoples, past, present and future, and acknowledge that this land from which we benefit has an ancient history that is both rich and sacred. 

The ANU community makes a commitment to always respect the land upon which we stand and ensure that the voices of this land’s Indigenous peoples are both heard and listened to so that we may move towards a future marked by cooperation and mutual respect. 

"The Tjabal Centre has been wonderful in assisting me to settle in at ANU. I’ve never encountered such a supportive and helpful organisation. They have educated me about the administrative side of the University as well as helped with my travel from Perth and my University accommodation at Wright Hall. Most importantly for me, the Tjabal Centre has created a very family-like environment. I feel very comfortable at ANU and in the ACT despite being away from all of my family and friends for the first time, knowing that if I have a problem they will be there to help me."

Hunter Culbong

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Kambri Scholar

Kambri Scholarship 

The Kambri Scholarship wants our Indigenous students to focus on successfully attaining higher education, which is why it covers suitable accommodation, financial assistance for return trips home, a stipend, and additional monetary and pastoral provisions.  

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Anne Martin

Meet our team 

Staff at the Tjabal Centre are here to help Indigenous students at ANU successfully navigate their university experience. 

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Izayah Davis

Home away from home

Izayah Davis, a recipient of the prestigious Kambri Scholarship, reflects on his journey at ANU.

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Our teams & contacts

Functional

Name
Contact details
Tjabal Centre reception 
Phone +61 2 6125 4038
Kambri Scholarship 
Phone +61 2 6125 2363

People

Name
Contact details
Anne Martin  
Director
Phone +61 2 6125 1742
Andrew Coulter  
Scholarship Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 2363
Braedyn Edwards  
Executive Assistant
Phone +61 4366 04129
Marcia Mitchell  
Administration Officer
Cathleen Nansen  
Administration Manager
Phone  +61 2 6125 3441
Georgia North  
Academic and Student Support Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 4038
Ravana Saifoloi  
Indigenous Tuition Programme Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 3520
Peter Swanton  
Student Recruitment Officer