Declaring Aboriginality

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity is unique and sacred to every person.

Applicants and students applying for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific scholarships at Endeavour College of Natural Health are required to provide proof of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity and heritage.

Providing proof

Students wishing to apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific scholarships can provide proof of identity in one of the below two ways:

Supplying a letter of “Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Descent” provided by an Indigenous Community organisation. This must be stamped with the organisation’s common seal of certification.

OR

A Statutory Declaration. This is a legally binding document demonstrating your self-identification as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

The Statutory Declaration must be accompanied by any of the following:

  • Proof that you are an Abstudy recipient;
  • Proof of genealogy, such as birth records or an official family tree;
  • A letter from an Indigenous organisation or Aboriginal Liaison Officer that recognises you as an Indigenous person. This must contain the organisation’s letterhead;
  • A letter from an Indigenous person employed in an Indigenous identified position. For instance, an Aboriginal School Liaison Officer or Aboriginal Community Worker. This must also contain the organisation’s letterhead.
  • A letter from a school that recognises you as an Indigenous student.

Endeavour College acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and waterways where our campuses are located. Further, we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present, and future.