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The University of Canberra (UC) is a public university located in Canberra, Australia’s national capital. It was established in 1967 as the Canberra College of Advanced Education and became the University of Canberra in 1990. UC has grown steadily in recent years and now enrolls over 12,000 students. University of Canberra’s website>>

Australian Institute for Sustainable Communities

 AISC was developed to meet the emerging needs for partnership research in regional community development locally, nationally and internationally. The aim of the Institute is to provide communities, government and the private sector with research, consultancy and professional development services which will contribute to sustainable social, cultural and economic development. Postgraduate students are encouraged to work as research associates in the Institute and to develop thesis topics from current projects. Some of the projects undertaken by AISC include health staff capacity building in Botswana, agricultural development in Papua New Guinea and Cambodia, and indigenous health programs in Australia. Learn more>>

National Capital Centre for Literacy Research

 The NCCLR, located at the University of Canberra, is committed to improving literacy outcomes Preschool-Adulthood through strategic research and implementation in communities, schools and institutions. As well as research in literacy the centre offers many parent education programs:

  • U-CAN READ: Literacy Intervention Yrs 3-10 Boys,
  • Blokes and Books for Fathers/Male Carers and their boys in Year 1-6
  • Read together: Learn Together for parents of children in Year 2
  • Nurture and Nudge for parents with children in Pre-school and Kindergarten

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Headspace ACT

 Established and funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia in 2006, headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Headspace employs youth workers, psychologists, social workers, alcohol and other drug workers to provide mental health services to young people aged 12-25 for free or low cost. The headspace branch in Canberra is headspace ACT based at the University of Canberra. Learn more>>