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Indigenous Cultural Competency: Curtin's RAP

What is a RAP?

A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is an organisation's living document/plan that outlines how the organisation seeks to create respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

Many organisations across Australia have either developed or are in the process of developing their own RAPs. Visit the Reconciliation Australia website for more information.

RAPs @ other universities

Other Australian universities have also developed their own RAPs. 

Visit the Reconciliation Action Plan website to find out more about RAPs across Australian Universities.

You can also check out the Australian National University Reconciliation Action Plan for more information.

National Reconciliation Week


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Curtin's RAP

Curtin has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan for 2014-2017. The plan is based on a wholistic approach to create and promote meaningful relationships and sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The RAP plan outlines the University's committment and future plans in relation to Indigenous cultural awareness, and includes the following:

  • Curtin students are given opportunities to demonstrate Indigenous cultural competence within their course.
  • Increased Curtin staff awareness of Indigenous issues through participation in the Ways of Working program
  • Improvement in the numbers and experience of Indigenous staff at Curtin
  • Improvement in the outcomes for Indigenous students
  • Research by Indigenous researchers and by Indigenous subject
  • Curtin student participation in the RAP