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CQ University strives to enhance students’ education, understanding and awareness of local…

Title: CQU Educational Hubs for Indigenous Studies Project 1. Project Title CQU educational hubs for Indigenous studies project. 2. Concept CQ University strives to enhance students’ education, understanding and awareness of local indigenous people on their respective campuses. 3. Background The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) Indigenisation Committee (The Committee) is interested in projects that give visibility to the world’s oldest living culture by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the lands the campuses are built on. The Committee has decided to establish educational hubs which encourage and support education, understanding and awareness of local indigenous people. Please refer to Moodle (weeks 2 and 3) regarding documentation on protocols in dealing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Further the Committee would like to include the design and build of educational hubs at five (5) CQU campuses situated at Rockhampton, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. The project scope will include the selection of suitable venue and facilities (within existing CQU buildings) for conversion to educational hubs. The Committee also requests opening ceremonies be organised and conducted, at each of these new educational hubs. The Chair of the Committee wants further information before raising this project with the relevant funding body. The Committee agreed it would be good to have the project plan released to coincide with the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week in July 2020. The Committee has estimated that the total project should cost no more than $1 million dollars (AUD) (i.e. approximately $200k per educational hub). The $1million includes capital cost only and excludes rent and on-going operational costs. The Committee chair as has expressed a desire for the project team to identify cost savings, wherever possible, and for the project to be completed by the middle of 2021.