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First Nations Student Services

First Nations student support

First Nations students support
First Nations students supports

The First Nations Student Support Team is a crucial point of contact and support for Australian First Nations students studying at CDU.

Our experienced and dedicated student support staff is committed to improving our First Nations students' experience and connectedness and achieving their educational aspirations.

We offer advice and assistance in many forms including:

  • Course information
  • Applications to study
  • Pathways into university
  • Study plans and unit selection
  • Scholarships
  • Advanced Standing RPL
  • Referrals to specialised services i.e.: Counselling and Access and Inclusion
  • Academic Language Learning support
  • Advocacy
  • Link students with a tutor
  • One on One Teams consultation via appointment

Key people

Acting Manager, First Nations Student Services: Trudy Avlonitis |email Staff profile

First Nations Student Support Officer: Tucker |email | Staff profile

First Nations Student Support Officer: Teagan Ganley | email | Staff profile

First Nations Student Support Officer - Alice Springs Office:  Lorraine St Clair | emailStaff profile

First Nations Student Support Officer - Alice Springs Office: Sharon Donnellan |emailStaff profile

Administration Officer: Troy Huddleston | email | Staff profile

First Nations Student Support Officer: Paul Grant | email | Staff profile

Culturally safe study space

We provide two dedicated culturally safe student centres where First Nations students can meet and study with other students.  Our study centres are equipped with computers, printers, lockers, and, self-contained kitchens, with after-hours access. 

First Nations students supports

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Scholarships finder

The finder will assist you in identifying scholarships where you may meet the eligibility criteria. Please ensure you check the criteria for each scholarship before applying.

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