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TAFE NSW Reconciliation Action Plan

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Our vision for Reconciliation

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The TAFE NSW vision for reconciliation, is an Australia that recognises and acknowledges the injustices of the past, respects Cultural diversity, advocates for self-determination, and is an Australia that is free of all forms of racism, by promoting equality, equity, and Cultural safety in education and training, and in employment opportunities.

What is the purpose of the TAFE NSW RAP?

The implementation of the TAFE NSW Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will develop and strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, engage staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, and develop innovative strategies to create a culturally safe environment that supports self-determination and economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

TAFE NSW’s Commitment to Reconciliation

TAFE NSW is committed to upholding the integrity of reconciliation by acknowledging the injustices of the past, respecting cultural diversity, and advocating for self-determination by being an organisation that is free of all forms of racism.
TAFE NSW aims to be the employer and training provider of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through promoting equality, equity and cultural safety in education, training, and employment opportunities.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan is not just a document, that will sit on a shelf, it is an ongoing living project that:

  • Commits to real and actionable initiatives
  • Responds to change and growth
  • Developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation
  • Developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples.
  • TAFE NSW’s RAP is currently being edited to take in feedback received during National Reconciliation Week. Following endorsement from the FOCUS Team it will be sent to Reconciliation Australia.

Our continuing journey

After more than 12 months’ work by a dedicated working group of staff, management and local Community Members, our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in November 2020.

Launch celebrations

The RAP launch will be held via a virtual event, on 3 December 2020 form 11:00am – 12:30pm.

Click here to register.

Ongoing consultation

TAFE NSW recognises we are still at the early stages of our reconciliation journey and we look forward to establishing our Aboriginal Community Reference Groups in each of our delivery regions, and forging the important relationships with community partners and Aboriginal peak bodies as our Plan unfolds. It is important for TAFE NSW to have an Aboriginal voice in our organisation, and we hope to achieve this by the Aboriginal Governance structure we have in place.

If you want to contact the RAP Working Team please contact us at