We value the contribution made by Indigenous members of society and recognise the need to enhance the level of opportunity available to them. VU has established Moondani Balluk Academic Unit to assist Indigenous Australians wanting to apply for a course and students attending VU.
Our ongoing commitment to equality and diversity in employment has led to the development of Yannoneit. Yannoneit is our Indigenous Employment and Career Development Strategy (YES). It encourages the recruitment and career development of Indigenous Australians.
VU is also in partnership with the following Aboriginal groups:
- Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group
- Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation in Melton
- Local Indigenous Network Community
- Marin-Balluk Group in Brimbank
- Western Metropolitan Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee
- Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre Committee.
These groups and Committees help us engage respectfully with Aboriginal people who reside in the west of Melbourne.
Aboriginal Resource Guide
In conjunction with the Department of Health & Human Services and the Brimbank City council. VU recently finalised the Aboriginal Resource Guide for use by service providers and agencies and Aboriginal people.
VU's involvement in the community
The Moondani Balluk Academic Unit provides social support, lectures and talks to students, staff and community groups about the importance of cultural heritage to the identity of Aboriginal people.