Aboriginal Controlled Education

We are proudly run by Community, for Community. Tranby is a registered Supply Nation business.

Our Board of Directors is more than 51 per cent Aboriginal-led. Similarly, as an Aboriginal Co-operative, our membership has more than the minimum Supply Nation requirement of 51 per cent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation.

Following the legacy of Tranby’s first Aboriginal CEO Kevin ‘Cookie’ Cook, our leadership has remained proudly Aboriginal since 1980. This is integral to how Tranby operates, brings value to Community, and makes positive change happen.

Indigenous Leadership

Our current CEO, Dr Belinda Russon is a proud descendent of the Yugambeh people. Our deadly board members are predominately Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-identifying people who are each community change makers in their field. Our team is diverse and includes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, all of whom are passionate about working with and for Community.

Our strength as a team, and as a national community, is in working together. This philosophy is emblematic of the Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd. legacy and is the prominent message on Tranby’s welcome signage. It reminds our community of the value in working collaboratively; black hands and white hands working together, to create meaningful change and inspire lasting community impact.

Community-Led

Culture is embedded in our history of social and political action and is central to the way we serve and include community in our decision-making. The Tranby team greatly values the opinions of its diverse national Indigenous community members and welcomes ideas for the organisation’s sustainable future. We encourage all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples to become a member of our co-operative.

Connecting with students and alumni enables Tranby to learn about the positives and negatives of the student learning journey, allowing them to contribute to the ongoing revision and improvements we make to ensure our learning materials best meet student needs. Their contributions and feedback ensure that Tranby’s programs, learning methods, and course delivery remain responsive to student aspirations, Elders’ advice, and community needs.

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