ACER has identified the improvement of outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners as an organisational priority.

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation ACER acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. ACER acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who continue to contribute to our work to improve learning, education and research. 

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ACER statement on the Voice to Parliament campaign

In the spirit of reconciliation, ACER’s Board and Executive support an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament. The Uluru Statement from the Heart includes an invitation to walk together in a movement of the Australian people for a better future. We accept this invitation.

Through our work, we understand the importance of collaboration with First Nations people in fulfilling our mission of improving learning. Our experience is that listening to the voices of First Nations communities and researchers is critical for ensuring that successful education policy, practice and outcomes are achieved for all Australians.

ACER continues a journey of understanding and reflection on how we can be responsive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the contributions we make to education. We see this statement of support for the Voice to Parliament as an important step for our organisation.

Indigenous employment strategy

ACER engages in research on the education of Indigenous Australians and, because of the linkage between education and work, ACER is also interested in employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Accordingly, ACER is committed to efforts towards making a practical difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in these two regards – education and work.


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Supply Nation

ACER is a Supply Nation member. Supply Nation connects Australian buyers with verified Indigenous businesses to build a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.