Education & Training

EPIC CRC's Education and Training program aims to drive social and economic outcomes from increased meaningful employment of Indigenous people.


The CRC will work with industry, Indigenous organisations, VET, universities and government to better understand training and education requirements, as well as implement well-considered and researched Indigenous employment pathways. 

Industry linked research training

  • 35 PhD candidates over the CRCs 10-year term, with a preference for Indigenous candidates.

  • Honours and Masters programs, creating a pipeline of future PhDs. 

  • Co-supervision by industry and end-user leaders, as well as multi-institute academic supervision. 

  • Candidates will receive training in commercialisation, research communication for impact, and Supervision for Empowerment - the EPIC CRC Trainer and Facilitator Program. 

Employer training program 

  • Co-design, with Indigenous people and workplaces, strategies that enhance Indigenous recruitment, retention and career advancement. 

  • 'Rising stars' mentorship program for Indigenous employees, developed and delivered in partnership with The Black Card

Action-learning vocational training 

  • Nationally recognised and accredited action learning qualifications co-designed with Indigenous training institutes and in community. 

  • Replication and customisation of accredited courses for communities and workplaces enabled via a virtual training hub, led by SkillsIQ

  • Devleopment of the Supervision for Empowerment course for trainer and facilitator certification to supervise action-learning schemes.