We offer culturally safe study spaces, academic workshops and ongoing private or group tuition.
We provide admission pathways, assistance and support to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students throughout their university journey — from admissions to graduation. This includes pastoral care, advocacy support, mentors and faculty staff; we can also provide referrals and tutorial assistance.
Before you start your degree, you can join a two-week academic skills workshop as part of your program. You’ll learn time management, academic writing, research and critical thinking skills, and you get to meet other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Gadigal Program entrants are automatically pre-enrolled in the course.
Once you start, you’re also entitled to individual or group tuition each week through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS).
Indigenous student Mitchell Gibbs discusses his academic journey
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander commencing and full time students are encouraged to apply. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Award offers a rent subsidy that will reduce the weekly rent to $50 per week in to nominated University owned accommodation facilities.
You are eligible and will automatically be considered if you are a commencing 'school leaver' Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student and enrolled full-time.
If you are eligible please submit an application directly to the University-owned accommodation provider of your choice. Eligible applicants will be notified.
Visit the student website for information about the Mentoring Our Brothers and Sisters (MOBS) Mentoring Program, the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and culturally safe spaces.