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First Nations Institute Australia (FNIA) is a private educational Institute who deliver high quality online education and training courses to the National and International community. It is our aim to eventually expand across the entire learning curriculum from primary through to tertiary level, including Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in a number of professions, and general knowledge courses.
We believe that Learning Online is the future of education and our vision is to deliver self-paced practical skills so that you can get the most out of your life.
As a First Nations educational institute we intend to offer a range of culturally appropriate courses pertinent to the health, education, and well-being of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Additionally, we offer our courses via this online platform to the international community, with an aim to assist them in their health, education, and overall well-being.
Furthermore, we believe that access to quality education is a fundamental human right for all people.
To ensure that our Institute is culturally appropriate our Council of Elders act as advisors regarding Indigenous knowledge, spiritual practices, and cultural protocol.
Director and Founder – Dr. Elvianna Dorante-Day
(Member of the Australian Aboriginal (Wuthathi) and Torres Strait Islander (Mer (Murray), Erub (Darnley)) community), (Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander traditional healer) Bachelor of Nursing, Registered Nurse, Masters of Arts (Aboriginal Issues), Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Cert IV in Training and Assessment; Doctor of Public Health (PhD).