CDU strives to be a supportive and culturally safe learning environment.
The Office of Indigenous Student Services (OISS) Academic Support team provides high-level support and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through academic support, pastoral care, advocacy and referral to mainstream CDU support services.
If you don't yet meet CDU's minimum entry requirements we encourage you to enrol in the Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS) program. This is a free program designed for Indigenous students wishing to further their studies.
If you haven't studied in a while, or if you didn't complete year 12 and you don't feel confidant to take on a new course, PTS can help you develop your skills and knowledge and gain the confidence you need.
Successful completion of PTS will give you the minimum entry requirements for most Diploma and Bachelor programs at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) and CDU.
Diploma of Yolngu Studies
If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may still be considered for entry into this course if you are:
- a native speaker of a Yolngu language
- recognised by the Yolngu advisors to the school as having basic literacy skills or experience in research or education
- in regular contact with Yolngu and can demonstrate a sound knowledge of culture and language proficiency.