For the last four years, Kurnai College and the Smith Family have been involved in the RMIT – I Belong Program.
This program was developed for Indigenous students from Years 9 - 11 to attend RMIT in Melbourne to experience life as a university student, and how urban living differs from country living. The students are exposed to various certificates, diplomas, bridging courses and other university degrees that can be offered from RMIT.
Over the last two years, the students have attended the RMIT Bundoora Campus to see how this differs from the city campus. Whilst at Bundoora, the students are given the opportunity to be placed in simulated environments so they can experience that area of study. For example, Nursing; students are taken to a room with mannequins where they can see what procedure is being implemented and take observation notes.