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.
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.
ISAN Academic Tutorial Initiative
The ISAN Academic Tutorial Initiative supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Year 10 to Year 12. The purpose of the initiative was to provide timely, targeted assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to ensure continued academic success.the The Initiative, supported by funds provided by the University of Melbourne’s Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, has contributed to observable improvement and/or continued positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who participated in the Initiative.