Strong in Culture

Connecting over 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Do your community proud

Turn your passion into a career

Be an advocate for change

Make the move to study

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Our space, your place

The Oodgeroo Unit provides a range of facilities and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across both campuses.

Supporting you

Your transition

Our Pre-Orientation Program is a series of academic and cultural activities and programs designed to introduce you to the Oodgeroo Unit and QUT.

Pre-Orientation Program

Your success

Our Keystones of Success: Supporting our Future Leaders program, provides additional hours of tuition and study support to help you succeed.


Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries specifically tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Browse scholarships

Our staff

Our staff and student ambassadors are always on hand to answer your questions and offer help and support. You can find us across both our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.

Meet our staff


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 Oodgeroo Noonuccal by renaming the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Unit in her honour.

Support for high schools

Campus tours

Experience the Oodgeroo Unit facilities in person, we can arrange campus tours and workshops for you and your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students.

On-campus visits


Want to know what it is like to study at uni? Book an in school, or Zoom presentation and hear from our Oodgeroo Unit student ambassadors and staff.

Book a presentation

Resource pack

Let us know what information you need to support your students and we can send you a resource pack.

Request a resource pack

Success stories

We're proud of our current students and alumni, and to have contributed to the success of some of Australia's most notable names.

Meet our
Uncle Cheg

Our Elder-in-Residence Gregory Egert, also known as Uncle Cheg works closely with the Oodgeroo Unit in supporting and creating a culturally safe and inclusive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prospective students, current students and staff. Uncle Cheg is a Traditional owner and provides an important link to the countries upon which QUT resides and a knowledge base for QUT staff and students.

All QUT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can connect with Uncle Cheg at our fortnightly Oodgeroo Unit Yarning Circle or have a one on one catch-up with Uncle Cheg by appointment. Prospective students also have the chance to meet and yarn with Uncle Cheg at QUT Recruitment Events, in-school visits and via Oodgeroo Unit Zoom presentations.


We work closely with staff from the Carumba Institute, a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, research affiliates and postgraduate students. The Carumba Institute shares Indigenous knowledge, research and solutions through global connections.

The Carumba Institute

Resources and learning

Pre-service teacher research

Outcomes from our research into supporting pre-service teachers and their supervisors.

Research outcomes

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.

Indigenous Knowledges minor

Latest news

24 Sep 2021

Traversing new ground with First Nations art & film symposium

Sixteen First Nations artists, curators and filmmakers from Australia, Taiwan and Aotearoa/New Zealand will overcome border restrictions and gather online for a QUT-hosted international symposium from October 7 to 9.

8 Sep 2021

Treasure every moment: Yolngu filmmaker continues her journey at QUT

Two years ago Siena Stubbs found herself on a bullet train in Japan, contemplating how her life seemed to also be on a pre-determined path, speeding into adulthood.

13 Aug 2021

Healing country with a new healing space in Cherbourg

The Cherbourg community has partnered with QUT landscape architecture lecturer Alayna Renata and students, Sam Davis, Briana Macqueen and Grace Gaston to design Yarning at Wakka Wakka – the town’s first community-owned gathering space.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about studying with us, or the services we offer, get in touch.

Oodgeroo Unit - Kelvin Grove

Find us at
Level 2, D Block
Kelvin Grove

Oodgeroo Unit - Gardens Point

Find us at
Level 5, Y Block
Gardens Point