ASHE Academy of Sports
On behalf of the University, Murrup Barak provides leadership and management to ASHE. ASHE was established in 2004 as a partnership initiative between the University and the Rumbalara Football Netball Club in Shepparton with the goal of providing an alternative pathway to further educations and employment for Aboriginal youth who have disengaged from secondary school. Since its inception, almost 100 ASHE students have completed certificate level qualifications.
Mildura Senior College
In 2016 Murrup Barak began a relationship with the Koorie Girls Academy program (based at Mildura Senior College) to provide Indigenous students with access to various educational support initiatives such as academic tutoring, bursaries to assist with education costs, and opportunities to visit the University and undertake University run leadership and experience programs.
Melbourne School of Engineering and VIEWS
Alongside the Melbourne School of Engineering, Murrup Barak coordinates projects which build Indigenous representation in the Engineering/ICT workforce. This includes The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS) for year 11 and 12 Indigenous Students. Find out more here: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/engage/indigenous/views
Murrup Barak supports the Science Engineering and Maths Program (SEAMs) program at the University of Melbourne. SEAMS is a collaborative program run by the University of Melbourne and Monash University offering two annual science camps for Indigenous students – one for students from years 7 and 8 (to be held in July) and a year 11 and 12 cohort. Students must be nominated by their schools.
Murrup Barak helps facilitate the Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE) RISE is offered to Indigenous secondary students from years 9 and 10, and each November offers Indigenous students the opportunity to participate in a five-day residential program in the sciences and applied sciences.
QLD Department of Education
In 2016, Murrup Barak began working with the Queensland Department of Education to provide Indigenous students from across Queensland with access to educational and leadership initiatives such as academic tutoring and leadership training that will assist them in reaching their goals. In addition Murrup Barak has provided outreach staff to engage with students on the Solid Pathways program.