Strategy

Tarrkarri Tirrka (Future Learning) 2013-2023

The University of Adelaide integrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education strategy
Publisher
Aboriginal Australians education Higher education Cultural awareness South Australia
Description

This Integrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy advocates a university – wide approach to the development, implementation and evaluation of recruitment, retention and curricula strategies aimed at increasing the number of Indigenous students and staff, and to raise the cultural competency of staff and students.

Key Findings:

  • The University of Adelaide aims to achieve Indigenous undergraduate and postgraduate student enrolment rates that are reflective of state population parity to 2% of total students by 2024, and achieve Indigenous staff employment rates to 2% of total staff cohort by 2024.
  • The vast majority of Indigenous students at the University of Adelaide enrol in Arts, Health and Education degree programs and non-award courses. Science, Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics have the lowest enrolment and completion rates.
  • A total of 164 Indigenous completions were achieved at the University of Adelaide during 2005-2011. In 2012, Indigenous enrolment by program level included: 119 undergraduate, 20 postgraduate and 47 enabling students.
  • A total of 164 Indigenous completions were achieved at the University of Adelaide during 2005-2011. In 2012, Indigenous enrolment by program level included: 119 undergraduate, 20 postgraduate and 47 enabling students.
  • There are many benefits and opportunities to be gained from including Indigenous knowledges in University curricula. Equipping University graduates with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of Indigenous clients and communities with whom they will come in contact with increasingly meets corporate demand for graduate skills and work integrated learning in this area.
Publication Details
Publication Year:
2013