Engagement and outreach

The Kulbardi engagement and outreach team offers programs to high schools to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in designing their future.

We inspire students to consider not only university but other ATAR or non-ATAR learning pathways that are available after high school. We connect with students through our free high school engagement, Deadly Dreaming, Djilba and community outreach events. Through knowledge we believe our youth can turn their passion into a successful career.

Students contributing to a sand mural by creating handprints

Deadly Dreaming annual event

Deadly Dreaming is our annual high school event for students in Years 7 to 12. The whole day event is packed with workshop experiences to explore all things university. Students have the opportunity to meet existing students and staff. There will also be representatives from companies and organisations in the community that assist in life after school by offering traineeships, scholarships, or services.

Two high school students attending a Murdoch workshop

Engaging with your school

Our school relationships officer works with high schools to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student engagement.

We offer a range of incursion workshops designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from Years 7 to 12, or on-campus experiences.

Our workshops inspire critical thinking, leadership and aspiration to encourage students to think about what happens after high school. The series empowers students with the information needed to make decisions about their future.

Students finding out information about our workshop series

Our incursion workshop series

Breaking Barriers – critical thinking to break down and challenge stereotypes associated with Aboriginality and university.

Stress Less – focuses on well-being to reflect on worries and explore ways students can take care of themselves and stay happy while studying.

Rise Up – leadership workshop, sharing stories and reflect on the impact of studies on school, family and community.

Think Big – aspiration building to give students information about pathway options for university and giving the opportunity to reflect on their journey so far.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students attending a Murdoch University outreach engagement event


We are developing a new and exciting experience for Year 11 and 12 students.

We hope to kick off with Deadly Dreaming, giving students the opportunity to participate in a fun and informative day whilst surrounded by other Aboriginal students from various backgrounds and schools.

More information will be available closer to the event date.

Students studying on campus

Kulbardi community engagement

Our engagement and outreach team attend various community events throughout the year to inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to consider further education.

If you would like to invite the team to be a part of your event, contact Kulbardi.

Aboriginal students on campus

Explore Murdoch through outreach experiences

We offer a range of events and resources to help students understand how to get into Murdoch and the courses we offer.

Students can explore the curriculum through real-world applications with a wide range of inspiring, hands-on student workshops to choose from.

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