The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) invites you to be part of a new paid initiative that could change the future of education in Australia. AERO is seeking over 250 people from urban, regional, remote and very remote communities to join its First Nations Expert Reference Group (ERG).

Why join?

  • Impactful collaboration: Drive meaningful change in First Nations education, working alongside like-minded people. 

  • Contribute to policy and practice: Share your knowledge to shape policy decisions, research initiatives and effective teaching practices. 

  • Networking opportunities: Connect with fellow specialists, educators and influencers in the field of First Nations education. 

  • Recognition: Gain visibility as a thought leader, contributing to your professional profile and reputation.

Join the First Nations ERG

An opportunity to help drive meaningful change in First Nations education.
Applications closed on Monday 20 November.

Position details 

  • Meeting frequency: Quarterly meetings will be held to discuss initiatives, strategies and progress in First Nations education. 

  • Remuneration: Reference group members will be remunerated for their time and expertise. 

  • Who we’re looking for: People with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences in First Nations education. Whether you're involved in early childhood education, higher education, community engagement, or any other key areas, your insights are invaluable to us. 

How to apply 

Expressions of interest closed on Monday 20 November. Thank you to everyone who submitted your applications. 

Selection process 

  1. EOIs will be reviewed to assess qualifications, expertise and commitment.  
  2. Shortlisted candidates will undergo due diligence to verify qualifications and confirm availability. 
  3. Final ERG members will be selected based on how their qualifications, expertise and experience contribute to a diverse and impactful group.

Further information 

For more information please contact Sally Cooper or Kathryn Martin-Anderson at [email protected]

About AERO

The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) is Australia's independent education evidence body.

Strategic Plan

How we will work towards our vision for Australia to achieve excellence and equity in educational outcomes for all children and young people through effective use of evidence.

Research Agenda

Our Research Agenda outlines our annual research priorities.