UNSW Indigenous Strategy

The Indigenous Strategy is the first of its kind in the history of UNSW.  It provides an overarching direction and framework for Indigenous education, employment and research at UNSW. The Indigenous Strategy framework underpins the commitment to truth and reconciliation.


Representing a powerful vision for the future of our university: as a place committed to educating the next generation of First Nations leaders, celebrating the cultural heritage of our campus and country and, more broadly advancing the rights and progress of Australia’s First Peoples. The strategy is not only about increasing our Indigenous student body and workforce, but it is also about growing Indigenous researchers and leaders who will make an impact in communities and across the nation.



This strategy builds on the success of Nura Gili, Centre for Indigenous Programs, whose pioneering work has led the way on Indigenous student recruitment and retention. UNSW has always led the way as pioneers in Indigenous education and research, and in contributing to important nation-building activities like the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and will continue to do so in the future.



The three pillars of this Indigenous Strategy, Culture and Country, Grow our Own and Give Back, build on this history, creating a structure around the ground-breaking work UNSW already does while guiding the way for the future. 



View the full UNSW Indigenous Strategy document here

Download UNSW Indigenous Education Plan

Download UNSW Indigenous Workforce Plan.  

UNSW Indigenous Pre-program students