Indigenous Academic Support Unit welcomes Zane Hughes 

Zane Hughes

Associate Professor Isaac Brown and the team in the Indigenous Academic Support Unit are delighted to welcome Zane Hughes to the team.

Zane Hughes joined the team to provide academic support to Indigenous students undertaking both VTE and undergraduate studies in business. Zane says he looks forward to the new challenges and in particular, working with the students.

Zane is a Wannyi person from Nth Queensland but has grown up in Darwin after his family moved here in 1975. He attended Wagaman Primary, Casuarina High, Darwin High and Palmerston High.

For the last four years Zane has been the Course Coordinator/Lecturer B for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE).

His background is in Health Policy and Administration in the Northern Territory and New South Wales, with experience in Community Controlled Non-Government Organizations and State/Territory and Commonwealth Government Departments.

Zane is a member of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) with interest in E-Learning/On-line Learning, Curriculum Design and Development, Multimedia Education and Scaffold Learning.

Zane currently has a number of Desert Knowledge CRC projects ranging from Evaporative Air conditioner usage in Desert Communities, Demand Responsive Services to Desert Settlements and Sustainable Desert Communities. These projects are in partnership with, Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT), South Cross University, Murdoch University, James Cook University, Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments.

For information about the role and function of the Indigenous Academic Support Unit and how Zane and the other ten staff within the IASU may be able to assist and support your students, please visit or contact the unit on 8946 6479.

Welcome Zane Hughes