UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and the Boorooberongal People of the Dharug Nation upon whose ancestral lands the University now stands.
The University has an ongoing commitment to provide opportunities for Indigenous Australian people in the higher education sector. UTS takes a whole‑of‑university approach to promoting Indigenous education and employment and – as part of that approach – has established a comprehensive Indigenous governance structure to oversee the development and progression of the University’s Indigenous commitments.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Advisory Committee is the University’s premier advisory body with respect to the external Indigenous community. The Committee reports to the Vice-Chancellor and is chaired on the Vice-Chancellor’s behalf by the current Indigenous member of the UTS Council or — where there is no Indigenous member on Council or the member is absent — by a Chair elected by and from the Committee’s external Indigenous members.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee is chaired by the Provost on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. The Committee governs the development and progression of the University's Indigenous education and employment commitments, as articulated in the Indigenous Education and Employment Policy and its two associated strategies, the Indigenous Education Strategy 2015–2018 and the Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy 2015–2018.
Senior staff from across UTS have partnered with Indigenous academic and non-academic staff to consolidate their expertise into the following five specialist sub-committees, which report directly to the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee: