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Aboriginal Education Strategy

Acknowledgement: Melbourne Polytechnic acknowledges the Kulin Nation Peoples’ traditional learnings and teachings which occurred for thousands of years on the land where Melbourne Polytechnic’s campuses are now located. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present.

Melbourne Polytechnic Aboriginal Education Strategy: 2018-2021

The Melbourne Polytechnic Aboriginal Education Strategy: 2018-2021 clarifies the focus of the institute in the area of Aboriginal education. This strategy was developed in collaboration with community members and elders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and Melbourne Polytechnic staff.

“As Elders we are honoured to have a voice in Aboriginal education at Melbourne Polytechnic. We know that our contribution will create a culture of belonging, caring and understanding for all Aboriginal learners and communities”.

Aboriginal Elders, June 2017

On this web page, the word ‘Aboriginal’ is used in a way which is inclusive of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and in preference to the word ‘Indigenous’.

Summary of the Aboriginal Education Strategy

Our strategy

The Melbourne Polytechnic Aboriginal Education Strategy outlines the shared responsibility for creating an empowering and inclusive environment for Aboriginal students and staff, with Aboriginal staff, students and alumni; the local Aboriginal community; and all Melbourne Polytechnic students and staff having a role to play.

Our vision

Through education, Melbourne Polytechnic embraces traditional Aboriginal values to create a harmonious and inclusive society.

Our purpose

To support a whole-of-institute approach to incorporate Aboriginal community values into day-to-day business and empower Aboriginal students and staff to uphold their cultural identity and achieve meaningful outcomes.

Our goals

  1. Collaborating with community
  2. Improving cultural safety
  3. Fostering educational opportunities
  4. Enhancing student experience
  5. Being visible

Our values

Melbourne Polytechnic and the local Aboriginal community’s values together underpin the Melbourne Polytechnic Aboriginal Education Strategy: 2018-2021.

This recognises the shared responsibility in developing and implementing the Melbourne Polytechnic Aboriginal Education Strategy. Each set of values are given equal weight as stakeholders work side-by-side to implement the Aboriginal Education Strategy.

Melbourne Polytechnic values Aboriginal community values
  • Authenticity
  • Courage
  • Future focused
  • Operational excellence
  • Ownership
  • Shared commitment
  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy
  • Equality
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity
  • Trust

More information

For more information about the Koorie Services Centre call 9269 1339 or email ua.ud1569200613e.cin1569200613hcety1569200613lopen1569200613ruobl1569200613em@ei1569200613rook1569200613.

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Last Modified: 4th July 2018