Organisations and Services

Internal Support

Services we can assist with:

  • Course information and enrolment information
  • Choice of various courses
  • Free tutoring
  • Connections with Aboriginal and main stream services
  • Connections to the local community and events
  • Study grant options
  • Cultural support
  • Culturally sensitive teaching programs
  • Art exhibitions
  • Stay Connected

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students stay connected to Koorie specific programs offered by Koorie and mainstream communities.

Here are a few:

  • Awards and competitions
  • Pathways and degrees
  • Job vacancies
  • Apprenticeships
  • Men’s and Women’s support programs
  • Employment expo’s
  • Youth expo’s
  • Health and wellbeing programs
  • Koorie organisation links
  • NAIDOC events
  • Important community meetings/forums
  • Family, leadership and relationship programs
  • Koorie concert, festival and theatre events
  • Community Disability Programs
  • Local Council programs

External Support

VAHS – The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community –

VACSAL​ – The Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Ltd (VACSAL) is a state-wide agency that provides advice to Government on a range of community development issues as well as being a major provider of extensive services to the Aboriginal community in both the metropolitan and some regional communities.

VACSAL is a community based, community controlled organisation compromising of representatives from Koorie organisations across the state –

VAEAI – The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association was first established in 1976 as the Victorian Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (VAECG). The shared aim of the VAECG was to increase the presence and voice of Koorie people in education decision making –

VACCHOStrong Culture, Thriving Communities

VACCHO is at heart and by constitution an Aboriginal community organisation. Our Aboriginality is intrinsic to our identity, essential to our communities and part of our world. Aboriginal culture is ancient and contemporary, dynamic, strong, vulnerable and valuable. Our Members’ cultural identities are an important source of strength and this informs our ways of working and our integrity.

VALS VALS was established to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system.​
The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Limited (VALS) was established as a community controlled Co-operative Society in 1973. VALS plays an important role in providing referrals, advice/information, duty work or case work assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the State of Victoria. Solicitors at VALS specialise in one of three areas of law, being Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Law​.

VACCA -The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the lead Aboriginal child and family welfare organisation in Victoria, protecting and promoting the rights of Aboriginal children and young people. We provide programs and services to reinforce Aboriginal culture and encourage best parenting practices, and advise government in relation to child abuse and neglect in the Aboriginal community.

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