Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Indigenous Curriculum

At CSU, we are committed to ensuring that our students, graduates and staff

  • understand specific cultural and historical patterns that have structured Indigenous lives in the past and the ways in which these patterns continue to be expressed in contemporary Australia
  • Critically examine personal power, privilege and profession within the broader context of the history, assumptions and characteristics that structure Australian society, and the way those factors shape historical and contemporary engagement with Indigenous communities and Indigenous people
  • Practise in ways that show a commitment to social justice and the processes of reconciliation through inclusive practices and citizenship

Gulaay, the Indigenous Curriculum and Resources Team, manages the Indigenous Curriculum website, which provides an extensive range of resources and advice to support CSU's ongoing commitment to reconciliation and social justice.

Gulaay is the Wiradyuri word for 'bridge or to cross over', given by Aunty Gloria Dindima Rogers to acknowledge the work being done across the cultures.

Gulaay is part of the Division of Learning and Teaching, and reflects the Division's ongoing commitment to Indigenous curriculum and cultural competency. It supports the Indigenous Australian Content in Courses Policy (2016-20) and CSU's Indigenous Education Strategy in a number of ways. The Indigenous Curriculum & Pedagogy Co-ordinator Dr Barbara Hill is responsible for the co-ordination of the inclusion of Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy in all CSU undergraduate and professional entry courses by 2018.  The team is tasked with the creation of original resources to enable this work. Gulaay also oversees the Indigenous Cultural Competency Program (ICCP) and the IES Collection in the DOMS.