Our RAP supports our people to deepen their cultural understanding through building an environment based on respect, trust, positive relationships, equality and opportunities for all people.
The department launched our Refreshed Reconciliation Action Plan in January 2016.
The department takes a coordinated approach to embedding reconciliation into everyday business practices; this is demonstrated by our five RAP goals:
Culture– Our departmental culture is based on trust, equitable opportunities, respect and building a culturally capable workforce to achieve positive outcomes that address the needs and recognise the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Understanding– Our people consciously apply their own learnings and think about how their work impacts on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Support – Using specialised recruitment and retention pathways we work with and support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to succeed.
Partnership – We collaborate with relevant agencies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and leverage their expertise and perspectives to inform our work.
Influence – We use our funding, national policy responsibilities and partnerships strategically to drive better education outcomes that meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Further information about Reconciliation Action Plans can be found on the Reconciliation Australia website.
Want to know more?
You can contact us at ReconciliationActionPlan_Education@education.gov.au