Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australian Commitment


HETI Higher Education acknowledges and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of our country.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which 1 Reserve Road is situated: the Cammeraygal (Gammaraygal) people. We honour the ancestors of yesterday, the custodians of today and those of tomorrow. We recognise the continuing connection to land and waters, and how culture is held, nurtured and shared. We pay our respects.

1 Reserve Road is surrounded by historical points of interest in the local Aboriginal and colonial history of St Leonards. The site strives to acknowledge and maintain the heritage of the past, while adapting new and innovative building design and interiors.

The 1 Reserve Road site aims to reflect its abundant natural surroundings, exploring themes of Aboriginal heritage, diverse communities and sustainable environment. It will be a place where the various strands of the NSW Health network can find synergies and work in more connected and productive ways.

As we share our own teaching and learning within HETI Higher Education, we acknowledge that the Cammeraygal people survive to this day and we pay respect to the knowledge, skills, histories, traditions and cultures embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of this land. We also acknowledge the Elders, past and present, and any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students studying with us.

Our commitment

We aim to foster an environment that embraces and values people's individual differences. Our course level outcomes require students to apply knowledge of, and respect for, Aboriginal peoples and cultures. HETI Higher Education staff have completed training to enhance knowledge of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

We hope to further include expertise and lived experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform our teaching and engage our students.