What is a RAP?
The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program is a product of Reconciliation Australia. A RAP provides a framework for organisations to participate in reconciliation movement at their organisational level.
No matter where your organisation is on its reconciliation journey, there is a RAP to suit.
- Workplaces can be supported to develop one of four types of RAP—Reflect, Innovate, Stretch or Elevate.
- Schools and early learning services can develop a RAP through Narragunnawali.
Why do a RAP?
RAPs are making a difference across Australia in workplaces, universities, schools, government and community organisations.
The RAP framework enables organisations to contribute to reconciliation by:
- building and encouraging relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, organisations, and the broader Australian community
- fostering and embedding respect for the world’s longest surviving cultures and communities.
- develop opportunities within your organisation or services to improve socio-economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
A RAP is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.
The RAP Program contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Each of the four RAP types (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) set out the minimum elements required from your organisation to build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within your organisation and community.
Schools and Early Learning
Schools and early learning services can develop a RAP through Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning.
Narragunnawali supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
The Narragunnawali platform is free to access and hosts a wealth of learning and curriculum resources to support the development, implementation and management of RAPs in schools and early learning services.