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First Peoples Directorate

The First Peoples Directorate is committed to the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We value the contribution that First Peoples students can make locally, globally, and of course, in community. At ACU, you’re an important part of an inclusive university that cares about you and your university journey. As a member of ACU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education community you’ll have the comfort of connection.

Welcome to Country

A Welcome to Country generally occurs at significant events and is given by a local Elder who is a traditional owner. It can take many forms depending on the culture of the traditional owners and can include singing, dancing, smoking ceremonies, or a speech in traditional language.

Acknowledgement of Country

An Acknowledgement of Country is an opportunity for anyone to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country.

Achieve success, your way

Success means different things to different people. Everyone has their own ways of adjusting and achieving. We understand that Uni life can be overwhelming, but we want you to know that it doesn’t need to be. We’re here to support you, during your university journey and beyond.

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First Peoples students

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

Welcome to ACU - ACU First Peoples

Indigenous Higher Education Units

Are you looking for inspiration? Do you study better in a group? Or do you just need to sit somewhere comfortable with your laptop? Whichever way you study or take a break, we have a place - just for you.

You’ll find these places (dedicated spaces called IHEUs - Indigenous Higher Education Units) on each campus. Each IHEU is welcoming and supportive. You can connect with other students and staff, make friends, ask questions, and get answers.

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Office of the Director

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

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Message from First Peoples Director

Congratulations on a great outcome at the 2023 Indigenous Nationals. Winning the Touch Football competition and being the overall runner up is a fabulous result. As back to back national winners (2021 and 2022) you were always going to be the ones to beat and I think you've done an amazing job.

It’s always inspiring how you come together the day before the weeklong event, learn each other's names, train for one day and go straight into the competition. A big shout out to Herschel, Sandy, Ben and Linc for the preparation, support and training. Thank you - you’ve done an awesome job.

Jane Ceolin

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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Alumni and friends

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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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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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