Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP)

The Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP) is an innovative Aboriginal-led project, led by Professor Pat Dudgeon, pioneering the way in transforming and decolonising university psychology education.

The original AIPEP project occurred in 2013 to 2016, and established core frameworks guiding curricula and workforce transformation, and student support.

Through the Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing (TIMHWB) project, AIPEP has been revived, now known as AIPEP 2.

AIPEP 2 aims to build on the wisdom gained in AIPEP 1 and implement the findings of the original project to:

  • Increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychology students.
  • Increase cultural responsiveness in psychology higher education.
  • Build the capacity of the emerging mental health workforce to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For more information about the AIPEP initiative, please have a look at our resources below, and visit our website via the link below.

Core AIPEP Frameworks

In response to its research findings, the first iteration of AIPEP produced three key outcome and framework documents. These Frameworks provide guidance and direction for future action on curriculum transformation, student support, and workforce capabilities. Read the core Frameworks and Guidelines by clicking below.