Our Indigenous engagement

Acknowledgment of Country

UniSA acknowledges that its campuses are built on the traditional lands of the:

UniSA respects the Kaurna, Boandik and Barngarla peoples' spiritual relationship with their country.  We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land and acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to those people living today.

We acknowledge the diversity of Aboriginal peoples, past and present.

What is a welcome to and acknowledgement of country? (PDF, 140kb)

Indigenous Graduate Program (PDF, 1.83mb)

Welcome to country and acknowledgement of country (you tube) 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander welcome to the new Vice Chancellor, Professor David G, Lloyd.

UniSA’s commitment

The University of South Australia has long been engaged in the education and employment of Indigenous Australians. This commitment was pioneered by the work of our antecedent institutions, is enshrined in the University’s Act of establishment and is symbolised by the Statement of Reconciliation and by the Reconciliation Stone on each campus.

UniSA aims to achieve a target of at least 2 per cent of its student population and its workforce being Indigenous. It is a leader in delivering quality research on Indigenous issues and in providing Indigenous content in all of its undergraduate teaching programs.

The University’s strategic vision, Horizon 2020, reaffirms its commitment to Indigenous Australians and indicates that by 2020 this:

will be given expression across the University’s activities in the curriculum of its educational programs, in improved graduate outcomes in a range of professions where Indigenous people are currently underrepresented, and in UniSA ’s staffing profile, where Indigenous employees will be well represented among both academic and professional staff.

UniSA has created a new role of Dean: Indigenous Scholarship, Engagement and Research to help guide the University community to achieve these aspirations.

The University of South Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join the University as undergraduate and postgraduate students and as staff.

UniSA annually submits to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) an Indigenous Education Statement (IES). The IES details outcomes along with future plans to meet ongoing responsibilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student achievement in higher education.  These responsibilities include assessing and reporting on progress towards improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as set out in the goals of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy

Reconciliation action plan

Our commitment to Indigenous education

  • Our range of services

    Indigenous support services

    Discover the range of services we offer to support your studies and enrich uni life.

    Our support services

  • Study Aboriginal & Australian Studies

    Study Aboriginal & Australian Studies

    Delivering a diverse learning experience so our graduates can make a real difference to the health of the community.

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  • Scholarships for Indigenous staff

    Indigenous Staff Scholarships

    Designed for Indigenous staff who actively encourage Indigenous students to enter tertiary study.

    Scholarship info

  • commitment to Indigenous education though Horizon 2020

    On the horizon

    Learn about our commitment to Indigenous education though our Horizon 2020 mission and values statement.

    Explore Horizon 2020

Areas of study and research

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