Services for Indigenous students

Gamarada Aboriginal Education and Training Unit

Gamarada means friends

The Northern Sydney Institute has a range of support services and courses to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

NSI's Gamarada Aboriginal Education and Training Unit is located at Meadowbank Campus. The unit provides support and advice to assist Aboriginal students to achieve their goals. If you want to talk to someone about what you would like to learn, what sort of training you need, or the courses that are available, then the team at the Gamarada Aboriginal Education and Training Unit can help.

Image of Gamarada Brochure

Support services include:

  • course information
  • learner support
  • teacher liaison
  • advice on pathways to higher education
  • direction to other services e.g. Abstudy
  • course development

Gamarada Aboriginal Education and Training Unit Brochure (PDF, 397KB).

Gawura Aboriginal Learning Centre

Gawura Aboriginal Learning Centre

The Gawura Aboriginal Learning Centre at Northern Beaches Campus is a purpose-built teaching and learning facility for Aboriginal students. The centre is a welcoming learning environment for students, staff and community groups. Programs include Indigenous Tour Guiding, Events Management and other Aboriginal Cultural Education Programs (ACEP).

Gawura Aboriginal Education and Training Centre Brochure (PDF, 1.6KB).

What do the words Gamarada and Gawura mean?

The word Gamarada means 'friends'. Kamilaroi Aboriginal artist Kevin Duncan was Commissioned by the Northern Sydney Institute to create an image for the Gamarada Unit. The image shows a whale rising high above the water to represent the link to Sydney's northern beaches, where there are many Aboriginal paintings and rock carvings. The word Gawura means 'whale'.

Further information

Gamarada Aboriginal Education and Training Unit

Meadowbank Campus
See Street,
Meadowbank NSW 2114
Building H, Room H.3.4

Telephone: (02) 9942 3577

Gawura Aboriginal Learning Centre

Northern Beaches Campus
154 Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale NSW 2100

Telephone: (02) 9941 5353