All Moondani Balluk staff maintain close links and relationships with the Aboriginal community, government, partners, our students and researchers.
We work to:
- promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- collaborate with and support
- partner with government groups, including:
Moondani Balluk is a culturally safe and supportive place for Aboriginal students and staff at Victoria University. Moondani Balluk means ‘embrace people’ in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people.
Information, services & support offered
Moondani Bulluk provides a wide range of information, services and support for Aboriginal students and staff. We offer:
- courses and units with an Aboriginal focus
- student assistance and support
- scholarships and
- cultural activities for staff and students
- academic, personal and cultural support
- networking and professional development opportunities.
We also support Aboriginal research and researchers.
The work of Moondani Balluk is informed and guided by the University-wide Aboriginal strategy, Bathlemun Yalingwa.
Aboriginal Strategy Leadership Committee
The Vice-Chancellor leads the implementation of our Aboriginal Strategy, Bathelmun Yalingwa.
The Vice Chancellors’ Indigenous Strategy Leadership Committee consists of senior leaders (the ) and senior representatives of the University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. The senior leaders have direct accountability for the achievement of the Strategy aspirations: gamadji (grow), dambunamon (share) and jerrboongun (connect).
Cultural awareness workshops & training
The Yulendj Warrung online Indigenous Cultural Awareness program is designed to raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the teaching, learning and community engagement of all University staff. The program offers participants the opportunity to hear from Aboriginal staff about the historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal peoples.