Gukwonderuk - Indigenous Health
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land we are on. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.
We are committed to:
- A human rights approach to health equity for Indigenous people
- Quality education in Indigenous health equity
- Developing more Indigenous people to become healthcare providers, educators, researchers and leaders
Our name, Gukwonderuk (Wotjobaluk), is an important cure-all medicine used by Aboriginal people in South East Australia; the word translates to wise old plant or old man weed.
Support our program
Join us and advance the next generation of exceptional Indigenous healthcare leaders.
From bursaries, scholarships, accommodation, vertical peer program and health profession events – Indigenous students we have it for you.
Study with us
Indigenous? Whether you want to learn about health careers or wish to apply to our undergraduate or graduate courses, we are keen to connect you to a deadly career in health.
Graduate research circle
This vibrant and energetic group meets once a month to discuss the ins and outs of Indigenous health research.
Teaching and Learning
We support teaching of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework across the Faculty.
Indigenous wellbeing ways
We include Indigenous wellbeing ways through a number of ceremonies, educational opportunities and initiatives.
Hands On Health
This program improves access to health education among Year 9-12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students or those from refugee, rural and lower socio-economic backgrounds.
William Cooper Institute
A hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research, learning and engagement - promoting Indigenous leadership and advancement across Monash University.