We work to create and foster:

  • a culturally safe environment that welcomes, nurtures and recreates based on relationships to land, culture, law and elders
  • sharing of Aboriginal knowledge, and translating and embedding Aboriginal practices into all our work, research and curricula
  • respect for all people through mutually engaged relationships
  • a commitment to pursuing political and social justice, equity, and access to education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • accountability to Aboriginal cultural values, protocols, and norms.

Paola Balla's Moondani Balluk design shows the embodying relationship between the University and Moondani Balluk and the meaning of 'embracing people' – being embraced by VU.

When Marranuggu woman Jaydah Turner moved away from her home in the NT to study in Melbourne she was understandably nervous. But Victoria University’s revolutionary learning model and support network has seen her flourish.