Swinburne aims to ensure Indigenous peoples’ heritage, knowledge and cultures are recognised and embedded into our courses and teaching.

Courses and units

Swinburne offers courses of study and units exploring the lives and issues relating to Indigenous Australians. We actively seek Indigenous Australians to deliver, or co-deliver, these units.

We aim to increase and embed Indigenous knowledge and knowledge-holders into courses and units. These include environmental and cultural heritage studies, health, tourism, business, community services media studies, psychology, sociology, politics and international studies.

Teaching and learning

Swinburne delivers respectful, inclusive  teaching and learning. Acknowledgement of Country is made at the commencement of studies at our eastern Melbourne campuses and we make a conscious effort to bring Indigenous knowledge and community experience to all programs.

Swinburne was one of the first vocational training providers to place a significant focus on the training and accreditation of Indigenous  teachers. Many of these teachers have successfully delivered or co-delivered programs to students as well as to other teachers to increase their understanding of Indigenous Australians.

Watch the video about Andrew Peters, Indigenous Studies lecturer and Wurundjeri man, sharing his story about Indigenous education.