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Welcome to the One World Centre

The OWC is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation which provides transformative education, with the aim of encouraging and supporting an active and engaged citizenship, and a just and sustainable future for all.

The OWC specialises in equipping people to make a positive difference in an increasingly challenging and interconnected world. Through a range of workshops and consultations designed to meet the needs of the people we work with, the OWC provides professional education that fosters responsible and skilled global citizenship.

The OWC provides professional development and resources for early childhood, primary and secondary educators throughout Western Australia who wish to incorporate global education in their teaching programs. The OWC can also provide professional education in universities and the private, government and community sector.

The Centre houses a comprehensive library of global education resources – books, teaching kits, posters and audio-visual materials, which are available for loan to members throughout Western Australia.

The One World Centre is also involved in local community engagement projects relating to global issues, and collaborates with other organisations working in the areas of development, human rights and global sustainability.

Here on our website you can learn more about global education, access our library catalogue, and download some ready-to-use teaching resources. You can also find out about upcoming professional learning events, become part of our network through facebook or twitter, sign up for our newsletter, or join the conversation on our blog.


Strategic Plan 2016

Objectives and Strategies

Support active global citizenship through engagement with local communities by:

  • Identifying  community needs and priorities in collaboration with local communities;
  • Linking with other organisations and developing resources (including financial) that align with the OWC mission and meet community needs;
  • Appropriately administering and evaluating community projects undertaken;
  • Developing and acting upon a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP); and
  • Actively promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Support active global citizenship by facilitating transformative learning with the formal education sector by:

  • Facilitating ongoing support for teachers and pre-service teachers and early childhood educators;
  • Facilitating professional learning for the early years sector;
  • Facilitating professional learning for in-service teachers; and
  • Facilitating professional learning for pre-service teachers.

Develop, maintain and promote relevant resources to enable transformative learning and global citizenship by:

  • Maintaining a current, relevant, accessible collection of global education resources in a variety of formats, particularly digital technology;
  • Providing ongoing support to library borrowers;
  • Maintaining a current, relevant and informative on-line website and social media presence; and
  • Recruiting and sustaining a competent volunteer base for the library.

Grow the Centre’s capacity to be a vibrant, agile, well-connected and sustainable organisation that supports active global citizenship by:

  • Maintaining, increasing and diversifying sources of funding for the Centre;
  • Recruiting and sustaining quality staff, volunteers, contract staff and Management Committee members;
  • Maintaining and enhancing the physical environment in the Centre;
  • Promoting a common understanding of the strategic direction and values of the Centre;
  • Developing and implementing good governance and current practices;
  • Developing and maintaining networks and partnerships; and
  • Responding to emerging opportunities with agility.