Reconciliation and Indigenous Content

Embedding Reconciliation and Indigenous content into our work and life is central to RMIT’s vision and mission. Find support, information and resources here.

Key Takeaways


Enhance your understanding of and engagement with Indigenous Perspectives.

Support Reconciliation in your course design & classroom


Get updates on Reconciliation in DSC

Why do you need to know this?

DSC Belonging Leads

The information and resources on this page are provided to assist you in developing culturally safe content for a non-Indigenous audience. The production of content will support Reconciliation through your:

  • course design
  • classroom
  • interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff
  • personal and professional development.

Prof. Robyn Healy,

Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor of Belonging


Dr Rachel Wilson

Belonging & Reconciliation Innovation Lead


Cathy Doe

New Reconciliation Advisor for DSC

Content, activities and resources

  • Complete the free staff cred, Advancing Reconciliation, to develop and support your understanding of your place in the shared journey of Reconciliation.
  • Explore and experience Australian Indigenous culture by enrolling in Indigenous specialist courses, visiting Ngarara Willim Centre, and interacting with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.
  • Build your connection to Country with a range of Indigenous activities and resources.
  • Visit Ngarara Place on the City Campus located behind Ngarara Willim Centre, or walk the Keelbundoora, a culturally significant site located on the Bundoora Campus. Find more information here.
  • Find out more about Ngarara Willim Centre, RMIT’s Indigenous Student Support Centre. The Centre’s name means ‘gathering place’ in the Victorian Aboriginal language of Wurundjeri. The Centre is a gathering place for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. It is also a place for the university community to gain a better appreciation for Indigenous culture, business and knowledge.
  • The Library has developed guides and dedicated resources to assist students and staff accessing and making use of First Nations Knowledge:
    First Nations – Student Guide.
    First Nations – Teachers Guide.
    ・Watch this video for tips on “Searching for Indigenous content with RMIT Library“.
  • Hiring managers can find advice about increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people active in their workforce by clicking here. RMIT University is committed to advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, training and employment outcomes.

Embed the Womin Djeka Indigenous Orientation Cred

Read about the Womin Djeka Indigenous Orientation Cred and find out how to embed it into your course and canvas shell. The resource is designed to answer all your what, why, how and where to next questions.

You will also find resources for personalising your own Acknowledgment of Country and two activity sheets with suggestions for class activities that support students to develop their own AoC.

What’s happening in the College?


Introducing DSC’s New Reconciliation Advisor: Cathy Doe

A proud Irukandji woman from Far North Queensland, comes to DSC directly from the Ngarara Willim Centre where she has been working as a Senior Advisor – Indigenous Access and Engagement. Prior to joining RMIT, Cathy was at Monash where she held senior roles in Indigenous admissions, strategy and communications and as a Manager of Indigenous Programs. Cathy is also currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts in Peace Studies, is the Secretary of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Committee (NATSIHEC) and loves video games, cooking and swimming. Cathy is deeply committed to building relationships and supporting others in our collective journey to improve wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Architecture students embrace life-changing learning on Country

Spending time on Country with a Kirrae Whurrong Elder is proving life changing for RMIT architectural students as they develop an understanding of Indigenous-led design principles. Link to article here


Meet proud Gamilaraay man and RMIT researcher, Beau de Belle

Beau shares his passion for Indigenous architectural design and practice, and his journey to becoming a Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Pre-doctoral Fellow at RMIT.


RMIT Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) graduate Jarra Karalinar Steel

Steel’s (Boonwurrung/Wemba Wemba) artwork iilk (eel) enriches a Melbourne tram travelling the 48 and 109 tram routes as part of the 2021 First Peoples Art Trams project, curated by Kimberley Moulton (Yorta Yorta): Graduate explores connection on Melbourne art tram