Indigenous matters

Moondani Toombadool

Situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people and strengthened by the Woiwurrung name of our Indigenous Centre Moondani Toombadool (embracing teaching and learning), Swinburne is leading cultural change through a sustained and significant commitment across all areas of the university – teaching, research, staff, students, and engagement.

Evidenced by our long-standing community partnerships, and driven by our commitment to self-determination, we aim to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations to design their own futures.

As a dual-sector university and as a leader in online delivery, Swinburne provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with choice and the ability to study whilst staying connected to country and community.

We respect the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and are committed to authentic recognition within teaching and learning. Education is transformative, and as leaders in Reconciliation, Swinburne is committed to ensuring all graduates are culturally competent.

Swinburne staff can access further information on the Indigenous Resources wiki (login required).

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

Note: Throughout this website, the terms Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous Australians are used. While Swinburne’s preference is to use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as it is a more specific term, Indigenous Australians is used throughout to refer to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.