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.
UniSA is recognised for our enduring work in gender equity and for fostering inclusive workplace culture. We are deeply committed to developing a diverse workforce and an enterprising culture in which talented people thrive. We continually seek ideas and learning from other creative organisations that we can build on to attract and develop highly motivated and creative people who together shape our University of Enterprise.
We've committed to improving the diversity of our people right across our University, encompassing all disciplines and teams.
We've chosen to actively participate in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of Athena SWAN to create the momentum and drive change. Our commitment is part of our Inspired Partnered Excellence Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation, and diversity should pervade all we do. Whilst SAGE has primarily focused on the STEMM disciplines, at UniSA we are taking a whole of University approach, reflecting our enterprise mindset and our commitment to developing the diversity of all our people. Some early wins from the project include learning more about the SAGE Pilot on our website and sharing stories of good practice already in action on our online ‘Bright Spots’ board.