Swinburne’s work with Indigenous Australians includes strong community-based partnerships. Our partnerships are for the delivery of research and education and training programs. We focus on collaborative engagement with community organisations, peak bodies, local community leaders and members.
We have an extensive track record of partnerships for the development of range of areas including:
- alcohol and other drugs workers
- park and wildlife rangers
- community development and health workers
- Indigenous homelands trade and maintenance workers
- Indigenous business leaders.
We also develop partnerships to support young people who have been disengaged from formal education and training. They may also be long-term unemployed.
Our partnerships seek to engage and collaborate with community members to inform the best possible education and training programs. An example of this is the highly successful Getaway Camps at Phillip Island. These camps encourage university pathways for young people and governance training in Australian communities.
Current or recent community partnership activities
We have current or recent partnerships with Indigenous communities across Australia.
- Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation, Northern Territory
- Carers NT, Northern Territory
- Carpentaria Disability Services, Northern Territory
- Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services, Northern Territory
- Goolarri Media Enterprises, Broome, Western Australia
- Healesville Community Services Association, Victoria
- Industry Skills Advisory Council (ISAC NT), (formerly Human Services Training Advisory Council), Northern Territory
- Warmun Arts Centre, Western Australia
- Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation, Yenbena RTO, Victoria
- Nahri, Queensland