Sydney opera house with Indigenous artwork

Indigenous Supplier Development Program

In proud partnership with the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
Develop your peer network and create a tender-ready portfolio to win business in the NSW construction industry

This three-month part-time program will give you the communication, strategic and leadership skills required to take your business to the next level.

Featuring in-person and online learning delivery, this program has been co-designed with busy business owners and entrepreneurs in mind.

Developing your capabilities and techniques to win more business, you will be supported on this journey by your new professional network of peers and industry leaders.

Key benefits

Presented by the University of Sydney and the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, participants can expect to:

  • Learn from academic experts and industry professionals

  • Build a valuable network of industry peers

  • Take away a comprehensive portfolio of business resources and a tender-ready RFT, developed for your unique business 

  • Receive a digital badge of completion from the University of Sydney to share on your LinkedIn profile

Program details

Next cohort Friday 26 July to Friday 18 October 2024
Format Includes four in-person classroom sessions plus additional online learning modules and materials. 

In-person sessions run 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

  • Friday 26 July 2024 
  • Friday 16 August 2024 
  • Friday 20 September 2024 
  • Friday 18 October 2024

NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

University of Sydney CBD Campus

University of Sydney Business School

Cost Fee-free for successful applicants.

Who should attend

This program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners, employees and entrepreneurs who: 

  • operate in the NSW construction and infrastructure sectors 

  • are looking to build the capability of their business to be "tender-ready"

  • own, operate, are employed by, or developing an "Aboriginal business" or "Indigenous Enterprise" as defined within the Aboriginal Procurement Policy (NSW) and Indigenous Procurement Policy (Cth) 

What will you learn

A highly focussed and practical course, including interactive workshops, independent online study plus guest speakers sharing their personal journeys and lived experiences. Topics that will be covered include: 

  • Identifying and communicating your business narrative

  • Designing a sustainable strategy for business growth

  • Developing frameworks for your core business functions, including risk and governance

Your learning will culminate in the presentation of your tender-ready RFT to an industry procurement panel who will provide you with valuable, individual feedback.

For program details and application, email or visit NSWICC.

Image credit: Badu Gili, Sydney Opera House, Artist: Alick Tipoti.

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