The Ngarara Willim Centre supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to reach their potential with a range of study, living and cultural services.
Ngarara Willim means ‘gathering place’ in the language of the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nations, the traditional custodians of the land where RMIT's Melbourne campuses stand.
The staff of the Centre provide specialist services and support for Indigenous students from the initial application and interview stages to orientation and commencement, and throughout their time at RMIT.
The Centre provides support to Indigenous employees of the University, as well as setting the agenda in regard to the public face of RMIT’s Indigenous policy of recognition and engagement. Ngarara Willim Centre provides a community space and 'home away from home' for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who study and work at RMIT. The Centre is contributing to the next generation of Indigenous leaders, who are proud of their cultural heritage and strong in their identity.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.