The University has long been engaged in the education and employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This commitment was pioneered by our antecedent institutions and continues on in our commitment to be the University of Choice for Aboriginal peoples in South Australia and beyond.
In 2014, we were the first university in South Australia to launch our own Reconciliation Action Plan. This Plan, led by the commitment of the University’s Senior Management Group, offers a real opportunity for us to deepen the respect and relationships between Aboriginal peoples and the University community. It is a framework for cultural change that supports other projects to deliver better opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal staff and students.
Among our core principles is a commitment to both excellence and equity, founded on the belief that true equity can only be achieved by enabling greater access to high quality opportunities.
The University’s strategic vision reaffirms our commitment to Aboriginal peoples. We are committed to improved graduate outcomes in a range of professions where Aboriginal peoples are currently under-represented, and to increasing the representation of Aboriginal peoples in both academic and professional staff roles.