Indigenous Orientation Wominjeka (Welcome)
Why take this cred?
Demonstrate your workplace readiness by respecting and understanding Indigenous Australia's Wominjeka protocols.
In this badge, you'll learn the difference between ‘Welcome to Country' and ‘Acknowledgement of Country' conventions. You'll also be given guidance on how to recognise and respect the living history and culture of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Demonstrating respect for the values of others is an essential part of being workplace ready.
This Credential earns you a digital badge.
- Recognise of the importance of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples being the traditional owners of this country.
- Identify and recognise the difference and appropriateness between a traditional welcome to country and an acknowledgement.
- Understand that RMIT campuses are located on Wurundjeri country of the Kulin Nation located in the state of Victoria.
- Recognise and explore the geographical, cultural and language differences of a variety of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Understand and recognise that Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have inhabited Australia for thousands of years and have retained a living culture that is present today.
- Appreciate the reconciliation efforts RMIT is undertaking with staff, students and community.
Module 1: Indigenous Orientation Wominjeka
Module 2: Mapping Indigenous Australia
Module 3: History and shared story
Module 4: RMIT's relationships with Indigenous Australians
Module 5: Explore Indigenous Cultures and History
Participation in the online program and the ability to:
- Identify appropriate scenarios for Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country
- Appreciate the time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have inhabited Australia
- Describe reconciliation efforts at RMIT and the active relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
- Articulate the value of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through self-reflection.