What is the National Indigenous Business Summer School?

The National Indigenous Business Summer School (NIBSS) is an exciting initiative of the Australian Business Deans’ Council. The program is an immersive experience for Year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who have a strong interest in entering the business world, becoming an entrepreneur or want to know more about coming to uni.

NIBSS has been running since 2018 and has previously been held in New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. 2022 will be the first time NIBSS will be held in Queensland and the QUT Business School is proud to be the inaugural host.

This program will be delivered in partnership with other Queensland universities including Bond University, Griffith University, James Cook University, University of Queensland and University of Sunshine Coast.

QUT's Gardens Point campus

What is the National Indigenous Business Summer School?

The National Indigenous Business Summer School (NIBSS) is an exciting initiative of the Australian Business Deans’ Council. The program is an immersive experience for Year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who have a strong interest in entering the business world, becoming an entrepreneur or want to know more about coming to uni.

NIBSS has been running since 2018 and has previously been held in New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. 2022 will be the first time NIBSS will be held in Queensland and the QUT Business School is proud to be the inaugural host.

This program will be delivered in partnership with other Queensland universities including Bond University, Griffith University, James Cook University, University of Queensland and University of Sunshine Coast.

Take part in an immersive business study experience

This is a week-long residential program hosted by QUT in collaboration with our partners.

The program is designed to:

  • provide you with practical workshops and activities to give you a better understanding of business degrees
  • develop your understanding and appreciation of life as a business student and tertiary education
  • introduce you to the Queensland Indigenous Business community
  • develop your appreciation of the career pathways available to you upon graduation.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • visit QUT and partner universities in south-east Queensland
  • meet other like-minded high school students interested in business degrees
  • participate in workshops that build your skills and knowledge about different areas of a business
  • compete in a case competition, which you will work towards during workshops over the week
  • meet and be mentored by current and past Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business students
  • engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners, including industry visits, presentations and networking opportunities
  • participate in cultural and social activities.

Dates

Sunday 9 January 2022
Travel day from home
Monday 10 to Friday 14 January 2022
5-day program
Saturday 15 January 2022
Travel day back home

Location

QUT Gardens Point campus
2 George Street
Brisbane City

Cost

Free

Take part in an immersive business study experience

This is a week-long residential program hosted by QUT in collaboration with our partners.

The program is designed to:

  • provide you with practical workshops and activities to give you a better understanding of business degrees
  • develop your understanding and appreciation of life as a business student
  • introduce you to the Queensland Indigenous Business community
  • develop your appreciation of the career pathways available to you upon graduation.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • visit QUT and partner universities in south-east Queensland
  • meet other like-minded high school students interested in business degrees
  • participate in workshops that build your skills and knowledge about different areas of a business
  • compete in a case competition, which you will work towards during workshops over the week
  • meet and be mentored by current and past Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business students
  • engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners, including industry visits, presentations and networking opportunities
  • participate in cultural and social activities.

Dates

Sunday 9 January 2022
Travel day from home
Monday 10 to Friday 14 January 2022
5-day program
Saturday 15 January 2022
Travel day back home

Location

QUT Gardens Point campus
2 George Street
Brisbane City

Cost

Free
All costs including travel to and from Brisbane, accommodation, meals and activities are sponsored.

Melita Hegarty, a proud Juru, Gangalu, Darumbul and Butchulla woman and Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) graduate

Who can apply?

You can apply if you meet the following:

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • will be commencing Year 11 or Year 12 in 2022
  • have endorsement from your school.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 10 December 2021. Places are limited to 25 students and will be based on your application and personal interest in studying a business degree.

We strongly encourage students located anywhere in Queensland to apply.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you meet the following:

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • will be commencing Year 11 or Year 12 in 2022
  • have endorsement from your school.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 10 December 2021. Places are limited to 25 students and will be based on your application and personal interest in studying a business degree.

We strongly encourage students located anywhere in Queensland to apply.

Apply now

Please submit your Expression of Interest below. Once you have lodged this form, we will contact you and assist you in completing the full application.

Contact our Indigenous Project Officer, Bianca Hill-Jarro, on (07) 3138 1288 if you have any questions about the application process.

Submit an Expression of Interest

Artwork attribution

The Currency of Country, ink on paper, 2017 © Shawana Andrews

The people come together to trade and share. They are dressed in possum skin cloaks, and have a basket of ochre, berries, yams and eggs to exchange. There is also an axe of stone and timber to be traded. The squares represent the shared knowledge built over generations of cultural memory. The people are connected with a songline and they look to ancestors to learn and maintain culture.

Acknowledgement of Country

QUT Business School acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara, as the First Nations owners of the lands where QUT now stands. We pay respect to their Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We recognise that these lands have always been places of teaching, research and learning.

Contact us

For further information on the program, please contact Bianca Hill-Jarro, Indigenous Project Officer.

Acknowledgement of Country

QUT Business School acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara, as the First Nations owners of the lands where QUT now stands. We pay respect to their Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We recognise that these lands have always been places of teaching, research and learning.

Contact us

For further information on the program, please contact:

Bianca Hill-Jarro
Indigenous Project Officer
QUT Faculty of Business and Law
Telephone: (07) 3138 1288
Email: NIBSS@qut.edu.au