The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (NSW AECG) provides advice on all matters relevant to education and training with the mandate that this advice represents the Aboriginal community viewpoint. The NSW AECG promotes respect, empowerment and self-determination and believes the process of collaborative consultation is integral to equal partnership and is fundamental to the achievement of equality. The NSW AECG advocates cultural affirmation, integrity and the pursuit of equality to ensure that the unique and diverse identity of Aboriginal students is recognised and valued.
The Junior AECG (JAECG) is a student committee that is established by a Local AECG (LAECG) and functions as an independent subcommittee of their LAECG. Throughout the year JAECG representatives will be invited to their LAECG committee meeting to share and report on JAECG activities within their school. The JAECG committee is made up of elected Executive Committee and members. The JAECG committee is a platform that gives students a voice and agency within their school community. Supporting Aboriginal students’ voices, having their ideas and opinions considered, establishes a student’s sense of belonging, positive relationships with teachers and peers and acknowledges their diverse and unique cultural identity. The JAECG collaborating with the school community is a consultative process which allows for stronger representation of Aboriginal Cultures throughout the school environment.