Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit

The Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit supports Indigenous students and staff in their education and employment aspirations. Yulendj actively recruits Indigenous staff and students, and provides strategic advice to the University on Indigenous matters. Our Elder-in-Residence, Aunty Diane Singh, sits  within  the  Unit, and we provide executive support to the Indigenous Advisory Council. Located on the Clayton campus, Yulendj provides tutorial and study spaces for students, and a multi-purpose lounge.

We help students with:

  • Applying for courses, scholarships and bursaries
  • Advice on prerequisites / entry requirements
  • Tutorials
  • Study resources
  • Computer and internet access
  • Student lounges
  • Finding accommodation
  • Referral to other services

Monash Annual Reconciliation Lecture 2016

Senator Patrick Dodson in conversation with Tracey Holmes, special guest Archie Roach.

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 and community outreach programs page.

Academic support

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.

Our name - Yulendj

The Wurundjeri Tribal Land Council have given us approval to use the word Yulendj as the name of our Indigenous Engagement Unit. Yulendj comes from the Woiwurrung language and means 'sense, intelligence'.

Find us on campus

The Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit is located at 10 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton campus .


Visit the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit's facebook page.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates are invited to join the Indigenous Alumni Chapter. The Chapter aims to strengthen community connections to Monash and increase opportunities for alumni and current students including:

  • Network - reconnect and strengthen relationships with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates
  • Events - join community leaders, academics, students and high-profile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at our annual events
  • Career enhancement - build your professional network
  • Mentor - our existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will benefit from your experience and expertise
  • Advise - opportunities to join committees, panels, and other groups to provide advice to the University on Indigenous matters
  • Access - benefit from existing Monash Alumni discounts, library access, and more

Join the Indigenous Alumni Chapter