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Office of Indigenous Academic Support (OIAS)

If you are an Indigenous student studying at Charles Darwin University, the Office of Indigenous Academic Support is here to help you adapt to the university environment, meet the academic requirements of your course, find a tutor if you need one and answer any questions you might have.

The Office of Indigenous Academic Support, Gurinbey - Casuarina campus is now located at Blue 2.1.27 ACIKE Building. See the Casuarina campus map (pdf 820KB).

Indigenous Alternative Entry Program

Thinking of higher education but don't know if you meet CDU's entry requirements? Find out more about the Indigenous Alternative Entry Program.

Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)

PTS is a Tertiary Enabling course designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. If you have not studied in a while, or haven't completed year 12 and are unsure about whether you can succeed, ACIKE's PTS program helps you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to be successful at university. Find out more about PTS.

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

Find out more about the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS).

Indigenous student scholarships

CDU offers scholarships in many different categories, read about the categories to find out what you are eligible to apply for. CDU also offers scholarships specifically for Indigenous students, find out if you are eligible by checking out the Indigenous scholarships category.

The Aspiration Initiative offers information about scholarships for Indigenous students, as well as lots of helpful information about how to find scholarships and how to apply.

Computer lab and student common area

A computer lab and student common area are available for Indigenous students studying at the Casuarina campus. You will find both in Blue 2, level 1.20 in the Office of Indigenous Academic Support area. Please contact Gurinbey staff for more information.

Sunning Hill Bursary

Indigenous students enrolled at Charles Darwin University are able to apply for financial assistance of up to $500 through the Sunning Hill Bursary.

Funds may be used to purchase special course requirements, assistance to attend relevant conferences and seminars and unexpected or one-off expenses that cannot be met by any other income source.

To apply for the busary, fill out the Sunning Hill Bursary application form (pdf 64KB) and lodge it with Gurinbey Centre Office of Indigenous Academic Support Unit.

For more information contact Giancarlo David

T: 8946 6485