Inclusive Teaching

Teaching inclusively means creating a learning environment where students, irrespective of their background can maximise the potential for their own learning and the learning of others.

Valuing, understanding, responding to and celebrating diversity lies at the core of inclusive teaching and it enriches the teaching and learning experiences of all students and staff.

While inclusive teaching relates to all students, it is of particular importance for Indigenous students, students from low socio economic backgrounds, International students, students with disabilities, students of diverse social and/or cultural backgrounds, students from diverse religious backgrounds and rural and remote students.

The 2011 strategic plan confirms the University's intention to attract and support promising students whatever their social or cultural background and particularly to enhance the pathways and support we provide for Indigenous students.

Our aim is to diversify our student population and to widen the participation of Australians in tertiary education.


The ITL is a member of an international research project investigating the factors that influence the success of first in family students at university. The team involves researchers from; The University of Auckland, The University of Cape Town, The University of Sydney and The University of Western Australia. It is funded by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).