2013 Indigenous Staff Mentoring Program Applications Open.
We are now accepting mentor applications from academic and professional staff (HEW 7/Level C and above) for the 2013 Indigenous Mentoring Program. This program aims to provide Indigenous staff with access to the learning and developmental opportunities provided by a mentoring relationship.
Mentors are required to attend a preparation session (9:30 to 12:30 on 14 December) and a Cultural Safety workshop (4 hours - multiple sessions).
Each successful applicant (mentor) will be matched with an Indigenous staff member for a period of 9 months.They will then meet with their mentee approximately once a month throughout the program.
Ongoing support will be provided to all Mentors from Yulendj and a number of professional development activities will also be held throughout the program.
If you would like to participate as a mentor in the program supporting the career development of an Indigenous colleague, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share this information with other staff in your area who may be be interested in participating in the scheme.
The Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit provides support services to Indigenous students.
We help students with:
- Applying for courses, scholarships and bursaries
- Course selection
- Study skills
- Referral to other services
- Computer labs with email and internet access
- Reference library
- Student lounges
Help for future students
Our recruitment officer attends career and education expos in Victoria and other states. They visit schools and communities to talk to Indigenous students about studying at Monash. For more information please see our schools & community outreach programs page.
We take supporting Indigenous students and their families seriously. We have several academic support programs in place to make sure students achieve their best and enjoy their time at University.
The Wurundjeri Tribal Land Council have given us approval to use the word Yulendj as the traditional name of our Indigenous Engagement Unit. Yulendj comes from the Woiwurrung language and means “sense, intelligence”. It is pronounced “Yull-end-gee”.