Why do I need to confirm my Indigenous eligibility?

RMIT is firmly committed to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in tertiary education. We have a number of targeted programs and opportunities designed to specifically increase participation and to support the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To ensure that these programs and opportunities have their intended impact, we may require evidence confirming eligibility as a condition of accessing Indigenous specific services and resources, such as:

Documentation confirming that you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person will be requested by the staff from Ngarara Willim if it is required.

 

How do I confirm my Indigenous eligibility?

If you are applying for an undergraduate program, vocational education program or scholarship, you can confirm your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity by providing one of the following:

  1. a letter stamped with the common seal and signed by board members of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Land Council or cooperative
  2. a letter stamped with the common seal and signed by a delegate of an incorporated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation or cooperative
  3. a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of their parent/s confirmation of Aboriginality as described above
  4. a completed Statutory declaration (PDF, 153KB) witnessed by an authorised witness

If you are applying for a postgraduate program (postgraduate by coursework or higher degree by research), you can confirm your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity by providing one of the following:

  1. a letter stamped with the common seal and signed by board members of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Land Council or cooperative
  2. a letter stamped with the common seal and signed by a delegate of an incorporated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation or cooperative
     

More information

For more information about Indigenous eligibility, contact Ngarara Willim.