The Indigenous Australian Accommodation Program (IAAP) is a twelve-month transition support program available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are relocating from regional, remote, or interstate to QUT for their first year of study. The program provides subsidised accommodation at Student One Elizabeth St amongst a culturally supportive environment with a pastoral carer (Oodgeroo Unit's Indigenous Program Coordinator ) who journeys with program participants throughout the year delivering life skills workshops, social and cultural events and activities.

The Indigenous Australian Accommodation Program (IAAP) is a twelve-month transition support program available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are relocating from regional, remote, or interstate communities to QUT for their first year of study. Located in Student One Elizabeth Street. This unrivalled inner-city location is an apartment building specialising in university student accommodation in the heart of Brisbane.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of Interest are open throughout the year

EOI Indigenous Accommodation Program (office.com)

Locations

Student One Elizabeth Street

QUT Accomodation Program contact

accom.oodgeroo@qut.edu.au

What you will receive

  • subsidised accommodation in Student One (university student accommodation). Semester 1 – Accommodation fully subsidised. Semester 2 – Student contribution begins from $130 wk depending on room type
  • pastoral care provided by Indigenous Program Coordinator
  • culturally supportive environment
  • life skills workshops to assist with transition (cooking, job search, academic)
  • social and cultural events and activities.

Rooms available

There are 40 rooms available.

Rooms include:

Benefits

  • First Nations pastoral carer within culturally supportive environment
  • central location to QUT, public transport, shops, restaurants and entertainment
  • secure and safe accommodation with reception staffed 24/7
  • access to exclusive program events, activities and workshops that are designed to assist with transition.

Located in the heart of Brisbane, just minutes 700 metres walk to our Gardens Point campus (and 650m to the free bus to Kelvin Grove campus).  Students also have access to a large number of restaurants, coffee shops and takeaway stores – many of which are located within the building.

The facilities 

Student One Elizabeth Street includes:

  • the best city centre location
  • rooftop cinema and barbeque area
  • modern gym
  • study areas
  • large games rooms
  • free unlimited Wifi
  • 24/7 staff on site
  • free social events.

Program eligibility

Program conditions

  • attend IAAP events, activities and workshops
  • maintain GPA 4 (pass) or above
  • Keystones Of Success program participant
  • attend all university lectures and tutorials
  • regular interaction with Oodgeroo Unit services, staff & activities
  • adhere to QUT Student Code of Conduct
  • adhere to Student One rules and regulations.

Step 1: Submit your QTAC application

When you apply for your courses through QTAC, make sure you:

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • place a selected QUT course in your top three QTAC preferences.

Step 2: Express your interest

To receive the Information Pack and Application Form please complete the Expression Of Interest Form.

Step 3: Submit your QUT Indigenous Australian Accommodation Program Application

Submit your application once you have accepted your offer and enrolled.

Applications for semester 1 2023, open mid-September.

What happens next

Successful applicants will be advised by the Program Coordinator within the Oodgeroo Unit throughout December 2022.

Get a great start at university

Our Pre-Orientation Program (POP week) will give you the best possible start to your studies.

Get to know your way around campus, organise your student card and set your timetables. You’ll also take a day trip to Stradbroke Island to learn about the country of the unit’s namesake, Oodgeroo Noonuccal.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you:

  • are applying for an undergraduate course through QTAC
  • are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • are accepted as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live or have lived, and can provide Confirmation of Aboriginality from a community organisation.

How to apply

Step 1: Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander when you apply for your course

When you apply for your courses through QTAC, make sure you:

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • list at least one QUT course in your top three preferences.

QTAC sends us the record of all identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people who apply for QUT courses.

Step 2: Respond to your invitation

We will invite you to attend an informal interview for the alternative entry program. You will be invited to a separate interview for each of the QUT courses you apply for.

If you would like to be considered for the alternative entry program, complete and return your response form.

We will let you know the time and date for your interview.  In response to the COVID–19 social distancing rules all CASP interviews for Semester 2 2020, will be conducted via video conference call or telephone.

Step 3: Attend a three-part assessment

We’ll assess you to see if you’re the right candidate for our program. The assessment consists of two parts, and lasts around 1 hour. It includes:

  • a 500 words essay indicating why you want to undertake your chosen degree/s at QUT including the reasons why you believe you have the ability to undertake tertiary level studies
  • an informal interview with an Oodgeroo Unit staff member and a representative from the faculty that coordinates your chosen degree.  In response to the COVID–19 social distancing rules all CASP interviews for Semester 2 2020, will be conducted via video conference call or telephone. At your interview we will:
    • assess your potential to study a university course
    • provide you with information about courses you have chosen
    • answer any questions or concerns you have about studying at university.

What happens next?

If your interview is successful, and you have selected an eligible QUT course as your highest preference, QTAC will send you an official letter in the next available offer round.

If you accept your offer, we will contact you and let you know what you need to do to get started at university.

Want more information?

Contact our Oodgeroo unit for more information about this program.