Oodgeroo Unit

Who we are

Established in 1991, the Oodgeroo Unit is the centre of QUT's activities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, studies and research. We're committed to developing better access to university education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and promote higher levels of participation in tertiary education.

Our main administration office is located at Kelvin Grove, and we have offices and more facilities at our Gardens Point and Caboolture campuses. On each campus we have computer labs, quiet places to study and work with tutors, and places to meet with other students.

What we do

The Oodgeroo Unit:

  • helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enter university
  • offers students academic, personal and cultural support
  • conducts academic research in Indigenous studies, knowledge and associated areas of interest
  • provides an Indigenous perspective to the university through teaching and learning
  • organise events for staff students and the general public.

Indigenous education statement

Our Indigenous education statement outlines:

  • our approach to improving and implementing higher education outcomes for Indigenous Australians
  • how Indigenous perspectives are embedded in our strategic plan and key university documents.


We have more than 620 indigenous students enrolled at QUT, who study in:

  • Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering.

About 60% of our students are from the metropolitan or near metropolitan area. Others come from as far north as the Torres Straits, Central Queensland and South-East Queensland, and surrounding regional areas and interstate - ACT, NSW and NT.

What we offer

The Centralised Assessment Selection Program (CASP)

CASP is an alternate entry pathway to university study. We take into account prior learning and other personal achievements to give you a better chance of getting into the course you want, as well as a bursary to help you with study or living costs.

Keystones of Success: Supporting Our Future Leaders

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. We encourage all current Indigenous students to see if they're eligible for study support.

Scholarships, prizes and bursaries

A number of scholarships, prizes and bursaries are available for our students across all faculties including the Equity Computer Scheme.

Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS)

Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) is a Commonwealth Government initiative that improves the professional employment prospects of Indigenous Australians.

Pre-orientation program (POP)

Pre-orientation program (POP) week is designed to familiarise you with important aspects of university life, and to give you the best possible start to your studies at QUT.


Indigenous community and support programs are run through the QUT Guild's Indigenous Portfolio, and through other QUT Guild programs.


We encourage all students to develop their knowledge of Indigenous history, culture and current issues. The units of study we offer include:

  • Yatdjuligin - Cultural Safety in Indigenous Australian (OUB100)
  • Am I black enough? Indigenous Australian Representations (OUB110)
  • Smash the Act - Indigenous Australian Politics (OUB120)
  • Indigenous Knowledge: Research Ethics and Protocols (OUB130)

Indigenous research papers

Academics from the Oodgeroo Unit and guests to QUT have presented a number of research papers at our special events and guest speaker series.


Oodgeroo Unit

Kelvin Grove - Head Office

  • Phone: 3138 3610
  • Toll free: 1800 645 513
  • Fax: 3138 3982
  • Level 2, B Block, Room B205
    Kelvin Grove

  • Postal address:
    Oodgeroo Unit
    Victoria Park Rd.
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Gardens Point

  • Phone: 3138 1548
  • Level 5, Y Block, Room 512
    Gardens Point


  • Phone: 5316 7447
  • Level 1, H Block, Room 105