Reconciliation Action Plan
ECU’s RAP journey began in 2010 through the leadership of the Indigenous Consultative Committee (ICC), resulting in the launch of the inaugural plan 2011-2012 Reconciliation Action Plan in May 2011.
A year on, ECU reinforced its commitment to Reconciliation with a new three year plan 2012 – 2015 Reconciliation Action Plan released in May 2012.
Key achievements from the RAP to date include:
- Establishing the RAP Working Group with staff and student representation;
- Embedding the RAP into ECU’s planning and reporting frameworks;
- Identifying 501 Indigenous Australia alumni and the unveiling of the Rock Solid Foundations tribute at the Mount Lawley campus in their honour;
- Enhancing the Joondalup Learning Precinct cross-organisational mentoring program by making provision for Indigenous Australian mentees; and
- Developing plans for the Indigenous Cultural Reflective Space at the Joondalup campus.
The RAP provides greater accountability, measurable outcomes and an independent and public verification of our contribution towards addressing Indigenous Australian disadvantage, with the intention of closing the 17-year gap in life expectancy between Indigenous Australians and other Australians.
Monitoring and implementation
A Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAPWG) has been established by ECU’s Equity Committee to monitor the implementation and progress of the ECU Reconciliation Action Plan. The RAPWG meet quarterly and its membership consists of:
- Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin (Co-Chair)
- One member of staff
- One member of the ECU student body
- Manager, Audit Assurance
- Director Planning, Quality and Equity (Co-Chair).