Benefits for prospective staff
It is acknowledged that members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have responsibilities for a significant level of cultural and ceremonial obligations. These include but are not limited to preparing for and attending community business; National Aboriginal and Islander Observation Committee Week functions; National Sorry Day and/or other relevant cultural duties and events; and fulfilling ceremonial and community obligations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees will be granted six days paid leave per calendar year, non-cumulative, for cultural and ceremonial obligations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Additional paid special leave may be approved by the University as agreed with the employee.
Indigenous Staff Network
All RMIT employees who are and have identified themselves to the University as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander will automatically be entitled to become a member of the Indigenous Staff Network (ISN).
Formed in November 2017, the ISN is an important network for Indigenous staff at RMIT, providing opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange, issue resolution and the harnessing of opportunities to support RMIT on its journey towards relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The ISN provides yarning circles and connections with other Indigenous staff, assistance with any goals or projects while working at RMIT, employment opportunities and sharing information about projects and initiatives across the university.
Ngarara Willim Centre
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.
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; and is a cultural gathering place for Indigenous peoples of the University.
Ngarara Place is a significant addition to the cultural and campus life of RMIT University. In recognition of the oldest continuing culture in the world, a newly conceived landscape/urban design intervention has been incorporated adjacent to the key cross access (of Chemistry Lane) within the heart of RMIT’s city campus. This space is a meeting place for first nations people to conduct ceremonies, events and gatherings. Enjoy connecting to country during your employment with the surroundings of native plants and contemporary Aboriginal art.
Benefits and recognition
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