Reconciliation Action Plan
The AASW is committed to reconciliation, and our Reconciliation Action Plans are important steps in our journey.
Our RAP involves the AASW working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders to test and trial approaches that build relationships, show respect and improve opportunities. It will enable us to continue to build the right foundations for long-term outcomes.
Join the RAP Working Group
Contribute to the AASW's social justice agenda and gain executive strategic planning knowledge and experience while influencing our decision making in the areas of recognition, reconciliation and respect.
We are seeking expressions of interest from members to join the 2017–2019 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group, the sub-committee responsible for actively monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the RAP.
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AASW members are encouraged to apply. Email a one-page expression of interest and a copy of your CV to Dr Sebastian Cordoba by 31 October 2017. For more information, please phone 03 9320 1099.
The AASW's first RAP, launched at the AGM on 23 November 2013, recognises the special place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians. It also demonstrates respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing through incorporation into social work theory and practice.
The RAP sets out to facilitate social workers becoming better informed about working with First Australians to achieve the provision of culturally competent, safe and sensitive practice.