Indigenous Commitment

HETI acknowledges and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of our country.

With respect for Aboriginal heritage and out of recognition that our campus occupies their traditional lands and waterways, we acknowledge the Darug peoples of the Darug Nation.

As we share our own teaching and learning within HETI Higher Education, we acknowledge that the Darug people survive to this day and we pay respect to the knowledge, skills, histories, traditions and cultures embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of this land. We also acknowledge the Elders, past and present, and any Aboriginal students studying with us.

For thousands of years, the area of Parramatta has been occupied by the Burramattagal people, a clan of the Darug, who lived here along the upper reaches of the Parramatta River. Burramattagal is thought to be derived from the Aboriginal word for 'place where the eels lie down' to breed (in Parramatta River).

We aim to foster an environment that embraces and values people's individual differences. We believe we can do more in our indigenous commitment to better engage and support aboriginal students. We hope to further include expertise and lived experience of Aboriginal people to inform our work.

    North Parramatta

Building 101, Cumberland Hospital
5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta
NSW 2151

   (02) 9840 3833
     (02) 9840 3838

    Gladesville Office

Building 12, Gladesville Hospital
Shea Close, Gladesville
NSW 2111

    (02) 9844 6551