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Australia's             financial institution, owned by and run for indigenous people bringing culturally

appropriate financial services to people living in some of the most remote areas of the country, speaking

the same language, knowing the same cultures and coming from the same land as our customers.

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History

 

Traditional Credit Union (TCU) occupies a unique position as the only Indigenous-owned credit union in Australia, working in two worlds to deliver both employment opportunities and real financial services in remote indigenous communities. We are proud of where we have come from and who we are,
and we are passionate about where we are going.

Our Purpose

Be the leading provider of personalised banking services to First Nations people and organisations

Our Position Statement

The First Nations banking specialists


Our Values

 

  • Respect Culture
  • Walk Together
  • Care for Members

 

 

Our Objectives

 

  1. Provide banking services to First Nations people in remote and regional areas of Northern and Central Australia
  2. Provide financial and digital literacy information
  3. Provide Indigenous employment and training though our remote branches.

 

 

Our Strategies

 

We will do this by:

 

  • Positioning TCU as the provider of essential financial services
  • Improving and diversifying membership services
  • Growing capability to meet the changing business environment
  • Being financially sustainable
  • Exploring Social Enterprise opportunities

 

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Our Achievements

 

AWARDS WON

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Prime Ministers Award

National Winner for impact on community – for demonstrating a commitment to their community through excellence in a community business partnership.

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Ministers Award for excellence in rural and regional employees of new apprentices

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Deadly Awards, Indigenous Employment

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Reconciliation Australia Indigenous Governance Award
– National Winner

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Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander student of the year

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Northern Territory Employer of the Year
– NT training awards

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Employment and Inclusion Awards
– diversity and inclusion for leadership and excellence

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Employment and inclusion Awards
– for diversity at work in employment and inclusion

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Australian Banking and Credit Union Society Awards for Community Awareness for outstanding community service.

 

 

Special Commendation

 

Australian Training Awards

Employer of the year

 

 

Our Team - Board Members


TCU is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who meet at least quarterly to monitor the progress and direction of the company.

There are currently ten Board Director positions which are held by a mixture of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Territorians. Our Indigenous Board Directors are leaders from several different Indigenous Communities who bring a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to the Board in addition to representing the people of their regions.

Our Non-Indigenous Board members bring a range of valuable professional skills to the Board. With backgrounds in Finance, Law and Government they each contribute significantly to the direction of TCU.

Micky Wunungmurra

Ian Summers

David Knights

David Marpiyawuy

David Djalangi

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Our Team - Staff

Our employee base consists primarily of Indigenous people who live in the communities that we service. 85% of our staff identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and speak the local languages of the customers they serve. With roles ranging from teller through to supervision and senior management roles we provide a number of career pathways.

 

TCU staff are highly valued and supported in personal and professional development objectives through career management initiatives and mentoring programs. TCU employs professional, qualified mentors that provide culturally appropriate, solution focused and personalised mentoring and planning programs for staff to assist them to achieve career and life goals.

 

Talent is recognised and encouraged at TCU. Staff are provided with the tools and opportunities that directly link them with the organisation’s vision and mission, allowing them to advance and grow within the business.

 

Each branch has a Branch Supervisor who oversees the branch day to day activities and a designated Branch Coordinator in Head Office to provide daily support, mentoring and assistance with all day to day requirements.

 

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Traditional Credit Union Limited ABN 50087650922 Australian Financial Services Licence/Australian Credit Licence 244255 BSB 704 062