Our Vision: Moondani Toombadool Centre is a transformational leader grounded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges.

Established in 2018, the Moondani Toombadool Centre is responsible for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters at Swinburne, including governance, student services, teaching and learning, research, staff, culture, engagement and governance.

Moondani Toombadool means ‘embracing teaching and learning’ in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri People.

The Moondani Toombadool Centre is committed to institutional transformation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination and knowledges are the foundations on which Swinburne leads educational change.

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Swinburne was the first Australian university to achieve 'Elevate' status for our second Reconciliation Action Plan 2017–2019. 

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Indigenous news

    • Student News
    • University

    Restoring endangered Indigenous languages in Victoria

    Swinburne students are the first in Victoria to graduate with a Certificate IV in Teaching an Endangered Aboriginal Language, empowering them to teach Indigenous languages in their communities.

    Friday 17 September 2021
    • University

    Expanding Indigenous spaces across Swinburne

    Through the leadership of the Moondani Toombadool Centre and the Reconciliation Action Plan, there are many exciting developments regarding Indigenous spaces on campus.

    Tuesday 13 July 2021
    • Student News

    Indigenous designs shine in NAIDOC Week competition

    Swinburne Animation student Isabeau Colls has won the annual NAIDOC Week design contest, run by the Moondani Toombadool Centre’s Indigenous Student Services team. 

    Friday 09 July 2021
    • University

    Swinburne’s 2020–23 Elevate RAP launched

    Swinburne and the Moondani Toombadool Centre have launched the university’s third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020–23 at the new Aunty Dot Peters AM Flowering Grasslands

    Friday 30 April 2021
    • Social Affairs

    Indigenous Voice: co-design for community representation

    A webinar featuring Swinburne’s Dr Emma Lee from the Centre for Social Impact discussed the opportunities and challenges of an Indigenous Voice.

    Thursday 18 March 2021
    • University

    Swinburne reflects on a year of reconciliation

    With the leadership of the Moondani Toombadool Centre, Swinburne continues to progress reconciliation through engagement, leadership and innovation

    Thursday 17 December 2020

Indigenous events

  • Community
    • Technology
    • Sustainability
    • Indigenous
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Swinburne Social Sciences Week 2021

    Get an insight into the impact of the social sciences and its importance to our understanding of humanity, society and the institutions that govern our lives.

    Mon 6 September to Fri 10 September
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Find out more (Swinburne Social Sciences Week 2021)
  • Student Life
    • Adobe Creative Campus
    • Digital Literacy

    Adobe Recruitment Presentation

    What do the top recruiters from Adobe look for in their graduate employees? From initial contact to interviews, set yourself up for success.

    Thu 29 July
    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Register now (Adobe Recruitment Presentation)
    • Indigenous

    2020 Swinburne Annual Barak Wonga Oration

    Swinburne University of Technology and the Moondani Toombadool Centre are proud to have Dr Lois Peeler AM, deliver this years Annual Barak Wonga Oration.

    Thu 29 October
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Learn more (2020 Swinburne Annual Barak Wonga Oration)
  • Research

    Swinburne Indigenous Studies Seminar

    Yindyanga Yanha Yindymarra: Cultural Safety and Ethical Research Practices

    Wiradjuri Scholar, Dr. Sadie Heckenberg, is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellow in the Moondani Toombadool Centre. Sadie’s research focuses on Cultural Safety, protecting Indigenous spoken knowledge and ethical research frameworks. A Fulbright Scholar, Sadie holds a ministerial appointment on the Higher Education Standards Panel.

    Click here to read more on Dr. Sadie's research. 

    Wed 23 September
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Online via Zoom Link
    Register now (Swinburne Indigenous Studies Seminar)

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