UniSC's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Framework supports the development of meaningful partnerships between UniSC and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations, groups and communities located across the University’s geographical footprint.
We seek the following elements to characterise and underpin our relationships.
We pursue our aspirations through action and strong participation. Our actions and achievements are clear, visible and widely communicated.
Benefits and impact meets the communities needs and aspirations and are driven by community need. Contributions made are meaningful and mutually beneficial.
Participation: Engagement that demonstrates the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through free, prior and informed consent.
Benefit and Impact: Engagement that is driven by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs and aspirations.
Reciprocity: Engagement that is sustained through responsible relationships.
|Participation||Benefit and impact||Reciprocity|
|Visible||Activity and aspirations||Confidence to engage with people and issues||Cross-promotion of achievement|
|Active||Knowledge curation cultural, professional and personal||Production and contribution that is meaningful and genuine||Contribution and shaping of USC and broader community|
|Responsible||Free, prior and informed consent Civic leadership and creation||Community needs and aspirations Agreement on use of knowledges, practices and narratives||Relationships both wide and deep|