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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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, before 2 May, 2021.
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Entries are now open now for the Narragunnawali Awards
Reconciliation Australia is proud to introduce the 2021 Narragunnawali Awards, recognising exceptional commitment to reconciliation in education.
The Narragunnawali Awards are Australia’s first and only national reconciliation in education awards for schools and early learning services.
Cash prizes of $10,000, as well as media and promotional opportunities, are on offer to the winning school or early learning service that has displayed exceptional commitment to reconciliation throughout the last year.
Reconciliation Australia CEO, Karen Mundine said the recently released 2021 State of Reconciliation in Australia Report, consistently asserts the role of education as a driving force in the reconciliation movement.
“Education is critical to how we understand and think about the world and about reconciliation; the earlier we have these conversations the better,” said Ms Mundine.
“These awards will showcase the huge amount of substantive work occurring in schools and early learning services, not only through teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the classroom, but also through building relationships across education settings and their local communities.”
To learn more about the Narragunnawali Awards and to apply, visit: narragunnawali.org.au/awards
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.