Each ACU campus has its own hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Indigenous Higher Education Units (IHEU) are welcoming, culturally safe and supportive places.

Indigenous Higher Education Units

At our on-campus hubs, our staff are ready to offer you academic, personal and cultural support. 

Free tutorial assistance (face to face, online or in a group), cultural activities, scholarships, networking and professional development opportunities are some of the possibilities available to our students

Each Unit also provides you with a welcoming, culturally safe space to study and meet in an environment that promotes positive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity.

Tutorial assistance

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, there is free academic tutorial assistance available to you. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your study outcomes at ACU. 

Please contact your nearest Indigenous Higher Education Unit (IHEU) for further information on how tutorial assistance can support you on your journey. Current students are able to apply for tutorial assistance after you have completed the enrolment process.

Succeed with us

We offer a range of tailored study options, entry pathways, scholarships and student services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

Learn more about the options available to you at ACU


“I think of the many other people who have gone before me and try to do the best every day. Our family was poor but dad and mum always looked at ways to improve our lifestyle.  We didn’t have many books at home however getting educated was always important.”
Debbie Pardon
Bachelor of Education (Primary)(Indigenous Studies) graduate and proud Mittakoodi/Gudjal/Tagalaka woman.

Contact us

To learn more about our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student services, please contact our staff at your nearest Indigenous Higher Education Unit.

Dhara Daramoolen (Earth, Spirit)

Canberra Campus

Phone: 02 6209 1231
Email: dharadaramoolen@acu.edu.au

Find us on the Canberra Campus amenity map


Yalbalinga (Place of Learning)

Strathfield Campus, North Sydney Campus

Phone: 02 9701 4258
Email: yalbalinga@acu.edu.au

Find us on the Strathfield Campus amenity map

Find us on the North Sydney Campus amenity map


Weemala (Distant View)

Brisbane Campus

Phone: 07 3861 6122
Email: weemala@acu.edu.au

Find us on the Brisbane Campus amenity map


Jim - baa - yer (To Learn - To Teach)

Ballarat Campus, Melbourne Campus, Adelaide Campus

Phone: 03 9953 3004
Email: jimbaayer@acu.edu.au

Find us on the Ballarat Campus amenity map

Find us on the Melbourne Campus amenity map

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