Education is for everyone. Our focus in the First Peoples Directorate is to remove barriers to university participation. We foster excellence in learning and teaching, student success and community engagement for marginalised people.
Our staff work collaboratively within ACU, supporting the aspirations of our current and future students and their communities.
Learn more about our directorate, see how we’re promoting equity, explore what support we offer current and future students, and read our Acknowledgement of Country.
At the First Peoples Directorate, we aim to lead, inspire and support success. We also know that success means different things to different people.
If you’re a future student who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, view your study options at ACU.
At our Indigenous Higher Education Units (IHEU), our staff are ready to offer you academic, personal and cultural support as well as enrolment advise
Our national administration team is here to assist you with your enquiries.
Australian Catholic University’s Reconciliation Action Plan will commit our university to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, staff and stakeholders to develop a strong sense of community, strengthen our cultural identity and increase community wellbeing.
Incorporating welcoming and acknowledgement protocols into official meetings and events recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and custodians of their land. It promotes an awareness of the past and ongoing connection to place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
There are a number of dates significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that are commemorated within Australia today. These dates recognise and respect the unique cultural heritage of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their special relationship with the land and sea.
We encourage you to acknowledge, participate and reflect on the importance of these dates
The First Peoples Directorate and ACU work collaboratively with the Australian Government for positive outcomes for our students and staff.Tell me more
Learn about the support programs, recruitment strategies and community partnerships designed to keep and grow ACU's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce.Work with ACU
At ACU, we’re committed to building a culture that embeds our values of social justice, equity and diversity.View our values
Our Away From Base courses offer an alternative to on-campus courses, enabling you to study close to your community.Read more
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