The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to build capability and create opportunities with and for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, from Sydney and across Australia.
NCIE fulfils these functions by ensuring its programs, services and enterprise are designed with the sole purpose of creating long-term improvements in wellbeing.
Born out of an idea in 2006 for a National Indigenous Development Centre, the Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation with the support of the local community, purchased the land where the Redfern Public School had operated for over a hundred years.
The heritage listed buildings were converted to conference, accommodation and office spaces and a purpose built gym and aquatics centre, and sports field were developed.
NCIE is a wholly-owned but independent subsidiary of the Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation (ILSC), an independent Commonwealth statutory corporation established to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to acquire and manage land to achieve economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits. The NCIE Board of Directors is appointed by the ILSC Board.
OUR POINT OF DIFFERENCE
NCIE takes a strengths-based approach - with culture at the core - to deliver outcomes. We start from a place of excellence and build from a foundation of positives. We recognise and celebrate the existing and emerging strengths and assets in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.