Reconciliation Action Plan
Swinburne’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) builds on our long-standing commitment to self-determination, Indigenous knowledges and cultural safety.
Our vision for Reconciliation
Swinburne will be a place where reconciliation is core to our culture. We will ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are culturally safe and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination and knowledges are embedded across the university. We will find ways to express this through our strategic priorities of future-ready learners, research with impact, and innovative enterprise.
It will shape the way we govern; how we work and employ our staff; our external partnerships; how we engage with students and develop their experience and learning; and the way we research and innovate. We will continue to develop our national thought leadership in reconciliation.
Swinburne was the first Australian university to achieve 'Elevate' status for our second Reconciliation Action Plan 2017–2019 and has also achieved 'Elevate' status for our third Reconciliation Action Plan 2020–2023.
"Through implementing an Elevate RAP, Swinburne joins an elite group of organisations that have gone above and beyond ‘business as usual’ to embed reconciliation in core business practices and decision-making at the highest level."
Justin Mohamed , CEO, Reconciliation Australia
Swinburne 2020-2023 Reconciliation Action Plan launch
Watch the launch of our 2020-2023 Reconciliation Action Plan and increase your understanding of Swinburne’s past, present and future reconciliation journey.
Past Reconciliation Action Plans
Swinburne 2017–2019 Reconciliation Action Plan | Elevate
Swinburne 2014–2016 Reconciliation Action Plan
Contact the National Centre for Reconciliation Practice
If you would like to work with us on nationally transformative reconciliation projects, we would like to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.