Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian National University acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land upon which this graduation ceremony takes place.

This Ngunnawal Ngambri land has supported our students throughout their time at ANU and will continue to hold a space for future generations to come together, learning from Country and one another.

We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 First Peoples are both heard and listened to so that we may move towards a future marked by cooperation and a shared respect.


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 a large assembly of groups from widely separated areas. It is an acknowledgement that the ANU Indigenous cohort comes from all across Australia-from Desert Country to Sea Country-but we can call Tjabal a home away from home. 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 tuition
  • advice on internships and scholarships
  • links to ANU services, such as health centre, careers and academic skills
  • outreach programs to prospective ANU students
  • study spaces

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Tjabal Centre reception 
Phone +61 2 6125 4038


Contact details
Anne Martin  
Phone +61 2 6125 1742
Andrew Coulter  
Scholarship Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 2363
Braedyn Edwards  
Executive Assistant
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