Apply to become a Kirrip Steward

Ready to develop leaderships skills, forge meaningful friendships and contribute to your student community?

Kirrip stewards are a group of passionate volunteers who help to foster inclusive, culturally safe and nurturing environments at RMIT University. Representing the four Kirrip guiding principles, stewards play a vital part in leading the Kirrip community.

Kirrip steward applications are currently closed. Stay tuned for the next round of applications!

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Being a Kirrip Steward gave me a passage to voice my opinions and take the lead at occasions. The fact that it's not stressful and I can step out when I'm loaded with assignments makes it more comfortable and not like its a forced task.


What does a Kirrip Steward do? 

As a Kirrip Steward, you'll be at the forefront of shaping and leading the Kirrip program, with your contributions playing an integral role in creating memorable experiences for students. 

While tasks will vary depending on your skills and interests, key responsibilities may include: 

  • Leading students on Melbourne Experiences (tours and trips around the city)  
  • Hosting and organising Kirrip events 
  • Representing RMIT Kirrip and creating an inclusive environment at university wide events 
  • Helping with our social media channels such as Instagram and Discord

Training and development 

Beyond volunteering for the community, you’ll also be able to access a training program tailored specifically for stewards. 

Throughout the semester, you’ll be able participate in leadership development sessions. These sessions are complemented by a range of other enriching opportunities, such as leadership events, panels, and trips. 

Engaging in this training program will equip you with the right skills to lead, alongside meaningful learning opportunities to expand your knowledge of Australian Indigenous culture.  

It’s vital to us that you feel supported and your experience with us is safe, meaningful and above all, memorable. That’s why we offer a range of other support including:  

  • Pairing you with a buddy at events 
  • Regular Steward catchups so you can build a strong support network 

Other opportunities and incentives

In addition to the leadership opportunities within the Kirrip program, Stewards are also recommended for external opportunities such as: 

  • Public speaking events and panels 
  • Interviews and TV features 
  • Jobs and paid roles in RMIT Kirrip
  • Jobs and paid roles in RMIT University and beyond 

Kirrip Stewards also: 

  • Receive first preference on Melbourne Experiences 
  • Make friends and gain connections within the RMIT community  
  • Receive a certificate of recognition to show to employers  
  • Receive exclusive Kirrip merchandise 
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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 - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.