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First Peoples Directorate

The First Peoples Directorate is dedicated to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ journey into university and beyond. We provide a safe and culturally inclusive environment to support the aspirations of our current and future students and their communities. We can assist in a range of ways – from supporting you to gain entry to university, to study assistance, Away from Base programs, and a range of scholarships. Find out more about our directorate, including the range of services we offer.

ACU National Welcome to Country

In recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ deep spiritual connection to Country, and in continuing the university’s commitment to reconciliation, it is customary to acknowledge Country as we pass through it. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the First Peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways where Australian Catholic University campuses are located, and we thank them for their continued custodianship.

Achieve your success

At the First Peoples Directorate, we aim to lead, inspire and support success. We also know that success means different things to different people.

First Peoples students

If you're a future student who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, view your study options at ACU.

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Indigenous Higher Education Units

At our Indigenous Higher Education Units (IHEU), our staff are ready to offer you academic, personal and cultural support as well as enrolment advice

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Office of the Director

Our national administration team is here to assist you with your enquiries.

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2022 Indigenous National Champions – ACU

Students from ACU gathered to defend their 2021 championship title at the Indigenous Nationals. After four days of competition in basketball, volleyball, netball and touch football, ACU was crowned as the overall winner for the second year in a row – a rare feat in the tournament’s 26-year history. 

Read more about ACU student’s back-to-back win here

Sport and fitness

Don't just exercise your mind while you're studying. You can join sports teams and attend the gym or fitness classes at all of our campuses.

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Get involved in campus life

Join a student club or association or register for an activity, and you'll make friends and become a part of student life in no time.

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Alumni and friends

Search for and connect with our ACU alumni, and discover the incredible things our students are achieving.

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Flexible study options

To help you achieve your dreams, we will give you the flexibility to fit your studies around other demands on your time.

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