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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 free of all forms of racism. It is an Australia that promotes equality, equity, and cultural safety in education, training and employment opportunities.

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Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022

What is the purpose of the TAFE NSW RAP?

The TAFE NSW Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) engages employees and stakeholders in reconciliation and develops 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 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 an ongoing project that:

  • Commits to real and actionable initiatives
  • Responds to change and growth
  • Develops and strengthens relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Engages staff and stakeholders in reconciliation
  • Develops and pilots innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples

Our continuing journey

After more than 12 months work by a dedicated group of employees and local community members, our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in November 2020.

Watch the Reconciliation Action Plan launch video

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 do so at reconciliation@tafensw.edu.au.

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TAFE NSW Seeking proposals for Aboriginal art, deadline extended

The TAFE NSW Aboriginal Cultural Capability Framework is guided by the TAFE NSW Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020–2022 (endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in November 2020) and the Aboriginal Support Structure Review.

In it, TAFE NSW has committed to be an organisation that promotes cultural safety for our students, staff, and communities, through the use of Aboriginal visuals and symbols throughout all of our locations and our children’s services centres.

To accomplish that goal, we are now seeking proposals for the supply of original Aboriginal artwork, to be displayed at TAFE NSW locations and children’s service centres.

Artists may receive up to $1,250, for either an existing artwork, or for the concept of an artwork (to then be produced and delivered by the closing date).

The artwork must be representative of the artist’s Culture and must not incorporate motifs, symbols, or styles appropriated from outside of their own Cultural Group.

For more information, please read the Terms of Participation and Scope of Works and make sure you read the Aboriginal Art Assessment Criteria to learn how each piece of work will be assessed.

If you are interested in applying, you will need to download and complete the Request For Proposal Response document, and email the completed document to reconciliation@tafensw.edu.au, before 14 June, 2021.

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Narragunnawali

The Narragunnawali online platform is free to access and provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community. Head long to the following website to access some great resources and information.

Narragunnawali supports schools and early learning services in Australia, in developing environments that foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and contributions.

www.narragunnawali.org.au