The four RAP types – Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate – allow organisations to continuously develop their reconciliation commitments.
Reconciliation Australia’s RAP Framework provides organisations with a structured approach to advance reconciliation.
Each type of RAP is designed to suit an organisation at different stages of their reconciliation journey and organisations can repeat the same type of RAP if appropriate.
Reflect: Scoping capacity for reconciliation
Reflect RAPs are for 12 months and are right if your organisation is new to reconciliation and unsure how to get started.
They set out steps to prepare your organisation for reconciliation initiatives in future RAPs.
Committing to a Reflect RAP means scoping and developing relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, deciding on your vision for reconciliation and exploring your sphere of influence.
Innovate: Implementing reconciliation initiatives
An Innovate RAP runs for two years, and outlines actions for achieving your organisation’s vision for reconciliation.
Innovate RAP commitments allow your organisation to gain a deeper understanding of your sphere of influence, and establish the best approach to advance reconciliation.
An Innovate RAP focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, and developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Stretch RAP: Embedding reconciliation
A Stretch RAP is best suited to organisations that have developed strategies, and established a very strong approach towards advancing reconciliation internally and within the organisation’s sphere of influence.
This type of RAP spans a two-three year period, and is focused on longer-term strategies, and working towards defined measurable targets and goals. The Stretch RAP requires organisations to embed reconciliation initiatives into business strategies so they become ‘business as usual’.
Elevate RAP: Leadership in Reconciliation
An Elevate RAP is for organisations that have a proven track record of embedding effective RAP initiatives in their organisation through Stretch RAPs and are ready to take on leadership to advance national reconciliation.
Elevate RAP organisations have a strong strategic relationship with Reconciliation Australia and actively champion initiatives to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and create societal change.
Elevate RAP organisations also require greater transparency and accountability through independent assessment of their activities.
Note: Please contact Reconciliation Australia if you are considering an Elevate RAP as there are specific requirements, expectations and processes.
For more information on durations of RAPs, which organisations are right for which RAP type, and what the key expectations are in each RAP type, read the RAP Framework document.