National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week

Always was, always will be. Let’s work together for a shared future.

Leading diversity and inclusion

Curtin University continues to lead national reconciliation in the education sector with its Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2018-2020.

An Elevate RAP – the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework – is for organisations that have a proven track record of embedding effective RAP initiatives in their workplace.

Curtin’s Reconciliation Action Plan

Curtin’s RAP journey has helped the University think more strategically about how the entire Curtin community – not just particular groups or areas ­– can advance reconciliation.

Since the launch of the Elevate RAP in November 2018, Curtin has made significant steps in achieving its cultural and leadership cornerstones. These include uniting with organisations to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and progressing the innovative bush learning space at Nowanup.

Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine commended Curtin as a dedicated supporter of reconciliation for many years, after joining the program in 2008 as the first Australian teaching and research institution to develop and implement its own RAP.

Portrait image of Karen Mundine from Reconciliation Australia

Karen Mundine, CEO Reconciliation Australia

By raising the bar of its RAP ambitions, Curtin continues to lead national reconciliation action in the education sector. On behalf of Reconciliation Australia, I congratulate Curtin on adopting its Elevate RAP, and look forward to following the University’s future achievements.