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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

At hg8868皇冠, we help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities to achieve their dreams and aspirations through further education. We'll assist you with choosing a university entry pathway and with understanding and adapting to your new university life.

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There are a few different ways you can enter university. Whether you didn't get the ATAR score you were aiming for, or you've completed other qualifications, or even if it's been a few years since you've studied, you have some options.

Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment

The Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment (AURA) used to be known as the Aboriginal Student Intake Test (ASIT). It allows someone who has completed a Certificate II or lower to be considered for university entry.

It includes a self-assessment of your skills, knowledge and lifestyle to enable you to make informed decisions about entering university and thriving here as a student.

If you haven't completed at least a Certificate III qualification, AURA may be the simplest way for you to gain entry to enabling or undergraduate study.

Read more about AURA.

UniPrep pathways

Another option for students is one of our bridging courses called UniPrep – short for University Preparation.

UniPrep comes in a few flavours – some are short, intensive courses, while others take longer to complete.

Whichever one you choose, if you complete it successfully, you'll be ready to apply for entry to a whole range of undergraduate courses across our eight study areas.

Read more about UniPrep.

Not sure about your options?

If you'd like to chat about your pathway options, please email us at:

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at hg8868皇冠.

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As an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student you may be eligible for different kinds of Government or hg8868皇冠 student loans. The Aboriginal Tutorial and Mentoring Program also covers the cost of a tutor to help you with academic and study skills assistance.

You could also be eligible for a scholarship to help with the costs of studying.

Commonwealth Scholarships

For example, there are different kinds of Commonwealth Scholarships that cover higher education costs:

  • The Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship
  • The Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship

And some provide additional financial support if you're from a rural or remote area:

  • The Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship
  • The Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship

More about Commonwealth and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships.

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Kurongkurl Katitjin

hg8868皇冠's Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research, Kurongkurl Katitjin provides support services and programs to help meet the academic and cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. These include:

  • Dedicated Student Success Officers
  • Nala Karla Student Rooms and facilities
  • Tutorial Assistance
  • Elder-in-Residence Program

Student stories

  • Cassandra Catley

    Cassandra Catley

    hg8868皇冠 Indigenous University Orientation Course and Bachelor of Sport, Recreation and Event Management graduate

    My hg8868皇冠 studies have taught me that hard work pays off

    My study experience has been amazing and I am grateful for the connections I have built with friends from my futsal team, who I now consider my family.

    I first began my journey with hg8868皇冠 through the Indigenous University Orientation Course. This pathway gave me the guidance and time to help me pick a career I am passionate about.

    The lecturers offer great support and will always do their best to help you out when you need.

    My hg8868皇冠 studies have taught me that hard work pays off and I am proving that more and more each semester, as I get closer to the end of my studies.

  • Jarni Lee

    Jarni McGuire

    hg8868皇冠 Bachelor Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

    hg8868皇冠 offers a high level of support for my studies

    The skills I have developed throughout my time at hg8868皇冠 have been invaluable. I was fortunate enough to complete an internship within the hg8868皇冠's Corporate Marketing and Events Team, which gave me the opportunity to apply my learnings from my studies in a real world environment.

    Balancing family, work and study has been the biggest obstacle during my studies, however hg8868皇冠 offers a high level of support to enable me to keep pursuing my studies and move forward with a smile on my face.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an hg8868皇冠 course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you're eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.


Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

hg8868皇冠 Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.