Australian South Sea Islanders are the direct descendants of South Sea Islanders who were brought into Queensland between 1863 and 1904 from 80 Pacific Islands.
The University of the Sunshine Coast acknowledges and supports the Queensland Legislative Assembly’s Recognition of Australian South Sea Islander people as a distinct cultural group, and the significant contributions they have made to the social, cultural and economic development of this state.
The University is also committed to assisting the government in addressing areas of need identified by the Australian South Sea Islander community including education and employment.
Indigenous Services works in collaboration with Islander representatives and groups, and the Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation, to promote and encourage education opportunities for Australian South Sea Islander people.
The University provides services and facilities for Australian South Sea Islander people to pursue tertiary education goals and their career aspirations.
For more information please visit the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.