Creating conscious communities

The University of Wollongong offers a host of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural immersion training programs along with many subjects that include Indigenous knowledges, perspectives and content.  The Indigenous Strategy Unit (ISU) has been tasked with and is working towards a streamlined approach to the access and delivery of training packages. Currently, the ISU provides access to and updates various resources that can support the development of a cultural safe and conscious community at UOW. These resources are to support education and exposure for individuals and teams at various levels of cultural, historical and contemporary understanding and knowledge.

AIATSIS - CORE Cultural Learning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia

The University of Wollongong have partnered with AIATSIS to deliver you a comprehensive, reflective and self-paced baseline cultural awareness course. This interactive course is designed to enhance cultural capability across UOW and build greater awareness of the vast history and cultural heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Core Cultural Learning contains 10 modules of approximately 45 minutes each. Each module contains a variety of videos and quality resources that provide a foundation for understanding of traditional knowledges, cultural expression and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This is available to staff on Unified and for students through the AIATSIS Learning Ground.

Please contact UOW's Aboriginal Employment Strategy Advisor Eric Winch if you have any questions or require additional information.

Curriculum and Conscious Communities

The Curriculum and Conscious Communities team (CCCT) sits within the Indigenous Strategy Unit and aims to provide holistic support for teaching, research, and professional services staff within the University. The role of Curriculum Transformation Lead provides pedagogical practice focused on facilitating relationships with Country which then informs the curriculum transformation journey, recognising Country as the holder of all knowledge and lore. The CCCT is focused  on facilitating systemic change through strategy, research, curriculum and business practices - reflecting the University’s commitment to meaningful and sustainable change at all levels.



Academic Offerings

UOW have an extensive number of courses and subjects embedded throughout its degrees within all faculties. Many of which have been recognised as best practice in their respective fields and are designed to lead to a deep cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Such subjects and courses, offered in all faculties, have strong cultural underpinnings and prepare students for disciplines in which graduates will be working with Aboriginal peoples.