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Koori Liaison Officer (KLO)

Students studying at Box Hill Institute who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander can make an appointment with the Koori Liaison Officer (KLO) who can assist with such things as ABSTUDY, Tutoring and course information, to mention a few. The KLO also provides cultural advice and assistance throughout the Institute through activities, class discussions, community information and cultural awareness.

How do I contact the KLO?

The KLO is available to meet across all campuses and can be contacted via phone, SMS or email:

  • Phone: 03 9286 9869 or 9286 9891

What is a KLO? 

A Koori Liaison Officer is an Indigenous person who is committed to provide assistance to all Indigenous students in various areas throughout their studies at BHI. This support is tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual student and can include course information, learning plans, engagement support and much more! The KLO also provides assistance throughout the Institute through cultural advice, cultural awareness and community engagement.

How can I meet other Indigenous students?

The KLO will email and invite all Indigenous students to Indigenous group sessions, activities and events where you can network with other Indigenous students at BHI. 

How can the KLO help me?

The KLO can provide a range of support and assistance to all Indigenous students in a culturally safe space and link students with other appropriate services such as: 

  • Enrolment assistance
  • Centrelink and ABSTUDY information
  • Academic Support
  • Disability
  • Counselling 
  • Accommodation

Meet the team


Currently vacant

Koori Liaison Officer

Sami Ison-Johnson 

Sami is a proud Kamilaroi woman from NSW and our Koorie Liaison Officer. Her passion is working with and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people which is driven by her own lived experience and drive to make a positive impact and to close the gap for Indigenous Australians. She has experience in youth work and is currently completing a Bachelor Of Youth Work And Youth Studies at RMIT University.

Last modified: Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 4:59 PM