IHNA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
IHNA offers a scholarship for Indigenous health workers to meet the costs of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the Certificate IV Indigenous Health Worker program in order to provide a pathway to the Diploma of Nursing and on to registration as an Enrolled Nurse in Australia.
IHNA is also a strong supporter and is actively engaged in activities during NAIDOC, a week-long series of events and activities that recognise Indigenous Australians and the important role and contribution they make to Australia.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Education and Support Committee is established as a standing committee of the Academic Board established under the Academic Board Terms of Reference.
Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) is committed to self-determination by empowering, supporting and creating partnerships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students, staff and their communities that ensure a culturally rich, relevant and engaged learning experience which embeds Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples heritage and culture. The Committee has been formed to institutionalise the practice through a formal committee set up where the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education and support system will remain integral in IHNA’s core business on education and training.Terms of Reference
The purpose of this policy is to set out guidelines for ensuring, providing and promoting non- discriminatory, inclusive practices and processes to provide equal opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ Education and Support Policy
The Institute of Health & Nursing Australia (IHNA) wishes to work with and engage within our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to advocate with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities in a culturally sensitive and safe way. As IHNA is a training organisation, we will develop partnerships with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities as well as organisations that would share our common goal to work collaboratively in response to being more culturally safe and aware which is part of APHRA’s health professionals roles and responsibilities to be culturally safe. These same principles are embedded in the charter of education in relation to the teaching and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge.IHNA Proposed Reconciliation Action Plan
IHNA believes in collaborating with different communities and organisations to work towards enhancing lives for all. Hence, IHNA is a proud member of some of the most proactive organisations that support Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander communities.
These organisations guide ourf cultural and Reconciliation journey and is our vehicle to enable partnerships on reconciliation projects across Australia.
IHNA is a proud member of:
We also seek the guidance and assistance from Reconciliation Australia on a timely basis.
IHNA is also a strong supporter and is actively engages in activities during NAIDOC, a week-long series of events and activities that recognise Indigenous Australians and the important role and contribution they make to Australia.
IHNA also supports and has pledged as a member for national campaigns such as Close the Gap , Family Maters and “Racism. It Stops with me”.
HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
With a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and technology he’s been able to shape the vision of IHNA. Equipped with a Master’s in Business Administration and qualified in Mechanical Engineering, Bijo has had extensive project management and business management experience. He’s used this experience to enable new and innovative programs to push the envelope for career-focused healthcare training. Bijo has worked worldwide and has had the opportunity to be a well-respected and prominent community figure in Australia, Malaysia, and India. As the acting CEO of IHNA, he oversees and manages the operational activities, systems, and policy implementation of the organisation. He’s also a member of GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors) and currently pursuing a PhD in Corporate Governance in the Educational Sector at Swinburne University.
With a dedication to teaching, research, and industry consultancy he’s published over 45 referred research and conference papers and. Dr Hewege holds a PhD in Management, a Master of Business Administration Degree, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honours. He’s well-regarded on a wide spectrum of research areas including corporate social responsibility, management controls of transitional economies, marketing, logistics, international business, and research methodology. Dr Hewege has also accumulated over 20 years of teaching experience on undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia and internationally.
Led by a deep passion for nursing, Professor Chair has held a number of positions in both the private and public sectors of the healthcare industry in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. These positions include Hospital Manager, Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing, Senior Supervisor, Unit Manager, Principal Educator, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of Post-Graduate Studies. He’s also been a foundation member of two Schools of Nursing in Australia and is currently working at Central Queensland University as Assistant Dean Community Engagement, School of Nursing and Midwifery.
With over 20 years’ experience, Svetlana’s professional career has been extensive and varied in the fields of accounting, consulting, internal audit, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) positions. She has a substantial amount of experience in all areas of business and in particular driving process improvement and business optimisation. Some of Svetlana’s industry experience is in legal practice, professional services, retail, and hospitality. Her Board and Committee experience includes the Australian Legal Practice Management Association as Victorian Treasurer for over 5 years.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting and finance, Pankaj has experience across financial reporting, taxation, and auditing, with established skills in corporate finance, financial analysis, taxation, accounting, and auditing. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and is also a Certified Public Accountant (AUS) and Chartered Accountant (India). Pankaj has been working with the HCI Group for over eight years and is responsible for managing financial aspects of the entire group.
Dedication to innovation and technology, Dr Shisir is a senior researcher and academic specialising in ICT and innovation policy with a strong track record of serving the Australian tertiary education for over five years. He heads Heathovation, an HCI subsidiary dedicated to the latest technologies and collaborative tools in the design and delivery of healthcare education. Dr Shisir leads multi-disciplinary research on the design, development, delivery, execution, and evaluation of cutting-edge ICT technologies to improve tertiary education systems and healthcare service delivery. His professional affiliations include: Australian Computer Society (ACS), Centre for ICT for Development, Nepal (ICT4D) and Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN).