The Oodgeroo Unit is QUT's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success unit, providing admission pathways and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our major responsibility and commitment is ensuring pathways to higher education and academic success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, providing more opportunities to participate and succeed in higher education. We do this by:
- assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people to enter University
- providing our student’s academic, personal and cultural support throughout their degree
- providing a visible cultural presence at QUT
- engaging in community events, representing QUT
- promoting real world opportunities for our students.
Our space, your place
We provide a range of facilities and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander students across both campuses, including:
- student common rooms that include a kitchenette and mobile device charging stations
- 24 hour computer lab access
- printing, binding and photocopying
- private study and tutorial spaces
- administration support to help you complete your degree
- cultural support and friendly environment
- opportunities to collaborate and interact with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from different study areas and campuses.
Study with us
We are proud to have over 850 students enrolled at QUT who study across all Faculties.
We have students come to study at QUT from all areas of Queensland, the Torres Strait, and surrounding regional and interstate areas including ACT, NSW and NT.
How to apply
We're committed to offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the opportunity to reach their goals through higher education.
The Centralised Assessment and Selection Program (CASP) is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanting to study an undergraduate degree at QUT.
We encourage our future students to apply for admission to QUT via this program.
Help with your study
We offer programs and support to help you with your study, including tutoring and assistance in applying for scholarships and bursaries available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The Commonwealth Government funds the Keystones of Success: Supporting our Future Leaders program, which provides additional hours of tuition and study support to Indigenous students.
Our Pre-Orientation Program (POP!) program is a series of academic and cultural activities and programs designed to introduce you to the Oodgeroo Unit and QUT.
The Pre-Orientation Program (POP!) runs the week before QUT's Orientation Week and is designed for you to organise your enrolment, timetable, student ID Card and attend informative sessions to help you to get ready for your student journey.
Established in 1991, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Unit began providing support for QUT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
In 1996, QUT recognised the profound contribution to Australian history by artist Ooddgeroo Noonuccal by renaming the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Unit in her honour.
We're proud of our current students and alumni, and to have contributed to the success of some of Australia's most notable names.
We work closely with staff from the Indigenous Research Engagement Unit (IREU), a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary network of Indigenous researchers, research affiliates and Indigenous postgraduate students. The IREU shares indigenous knowledge, research and solutions through global connections.
Resources and learning
Embedding Indigenous Knowledges is a way to support the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and perspectives in schooling.
Pre-service teacher research
Outcomes from our research into supporting pre-service teachers and their supervisors.
Indigenous knowledges minor
Run by the Creative Industries Faculty, our university-wide Indigenous Knowledges minor invites students to critically reflect on and challenge the limitations of dominant perspectives in Australian society.
Our staff and student ambassadors are on hand at all times to answer your questions and offer help and support. You can find us across both our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about studying with us, or the services we offer, get in touch.