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 also has the National Centre for Reconciliation Practice that leads national academic, industry and community understandings of reconciliation, and contributes to national systemic change in reconciliation.

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Indigenous news

Indigenous events

  • Community
    • Indigenous
    • Engagement

    National Sorry Day

    The Moondani Toombadool Centre will be holding National Sorry Day events across all three campuses on Thursday 26 May.

    Thu 26 May
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna campuses
    Register now (National Sorry Day)
  • 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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