Programs

We want to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to reconciliation and break down stereotypes and discrimination.

We do this through various initiatives and programs in workplaces, schools and early learning, and communities.

Workplace Ready Program

Our Workplace Ready program is all about building strong relationships and respect to achieve sustainable employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The program is delivered through six employment master-class workshops which help organisations to attract and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.

Workplace Ready Program

Workshops

The workshops provide organisations with the appropriate tools, strategies and information to enhance their success in creating the right internal culture to attract and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.

Workplace Ready Program

Case studies

The master-class workshops are supported by an online toolkit which includes “good practice” case studies from a number of organisations that presented during the sessions.

Workplace Ready Program

Resources

A collection of resources to assist you in creating the right internal culture to attract and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.

Reconciliation Action Plans

The RAP program is one of our flagship initiatives. It is built on a simple philosophy that relationships and respect are essential to creating sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Studies show RAPs are working, they are changing attitudes and workplace cultures.

Reconciliation Action Plans

Events

Find out what other RAP organisations are planning for National Reconciliation Week and beyond.

Reconciliation Action Plans

Success stories

Visit our success stories page to see where various activities have worked for organisations like yours before.

Reconciliation Action Plans

Resources

Need some inspiration for your RAP? View our resource materials, collected from a variety of sources, to assist you on your reconciliation journey.

Reconciliation Action Plans

Staff engagement toolkit

Designed to inspire you and help you to bring your RAP to life. It will help you engage every employee in your organisation through practical activities. With a range of activities there are ideas and inspiration to suit everyone.

Reconciliation in Schools

Narragunnawli: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning. Narragunnawli will assist participating schools and early learning services to develop an environment that fosters a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

Share our Pride

Start your awareness raising journey, answer questions and get a glimpse of how life looks from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective.

Indigenous Governance Awards

The Indigenous Governance Awards are about sharing success and showcasing how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are driving change on the ground. The Awards were created by Reconciliation Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton to identify, celebrate and promote effective Indigenous governance.

Indigenous Governance Awards

Apply

Are you kicking goals? Do you think your organisation is a great team? Is it courageous, creative and effective? Does it show real leadership? Then show your true colours and apply for the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards! There is $60,000 in prize money up for grabs and applications are open until 30 May 2014.

Indigenous Governance Awards

Recommend

Do you know an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation, project, or initiative you think has great governance and is doing great things? If so we’d love to hear from you…

Indigenous Governance Awards

Resources

Since 2004 we’ve brought together learnings from our outstanding IGA finalists, as well as findings from the broad ranging Reconciliation Australia and Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research’s (at the Australian National University) Indigenous Community Governance Project, to provide material to assist organisations, communities and groups to build and strengthen their governance.

Partnerships with industry

Reconciliation Australia works with industry to harness their combined goodwill, knowledge and experience and turn it into better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our RAP organisations.

Reconciliation Industry Network Groups (RINGs)

The Media Reconciliation Industry Network Group (Media RING) is a collective of media organisations, producers and funding and training bodies that aims to drive practical measures to support and promote reconciliation in the media sector.

Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund

The Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund (ISEF) provides investment and business support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social enterprises. The program aims to develop and nurture commercially focused Indigenous enterprises so that they can successfully access further investment.

Leading Together

Leading Together is a new learning opportunity for people leading change in the Indigenous cross-cultural space. Thirty Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders from Australia’s business, government and community sectors will be invited to work together for better outcomes for their organisations and broader communities.