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 events

    • 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
    Online
    Free
    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
    Free
    Register now (Swinburne Indigenous Studies Seminar)

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