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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement

UniSC is a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's perspectives, culture and knowledge is acknowledged, valued and respected. We share deep pride in, and seek to uplift, empower and give a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and perspectives in all that we do. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, we encourage you to join the long tradition of trailblazers at UniSC, impacting our university and our world.

Connection to community

Connecting with communities and creating opportunities for all is key to UniSC's mission. We partner with communities to provide a range of culturally safe spaces and programs.

Realise your aspirations

A university that stands behind you every step of the way.

Scholarships and financial support

Explore support to cover the costs of study.

Indigenous Direct Entry and Access Scheme (IDEAS)

Apply to study based on your potential to succeed.

Indigenous Medical Access Pathway Program

UniSC will prioritise a number of places in the Bachelor of Medical Science program, a provisional pre-medicine pathway to the Doctor of Medicine program (MD) at Griffith University, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student life

UniSC is a culturally safe place where you'll feel a sense of belonging. Learn more about university life as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student.

Engaging schools and youth

UniSC has meaningful programs for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to connect to country and culture, and explore future pathways.

  • Murri Futures—group program for Year 10-12 school students.
  • Boys-to-mena 6-week program for boys in years 7-12.
  • Buranga Campscamps for high school students to explore identity, culture and relationships in a culturally safe environment.
  • Homework groupspartnering with schools to support students.

Our stories

Who we are, and our history is best told through the knowledge, learning, teaching and stories of the people who’ve brought us to where we are today. Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's achievements, contributions, journeys and stories.

Answering the call

Carpenter Jacob Cox and police officer Liana Cox want to make a difference where it is most needed - so the husband and wife are studying to become nurses in rural and remote communities.

“Singing Kabi Kabi” project brings Aboriginal language into local classrooms

Primary school children can now learn to sing in Kabi Kabi language, thanks to a new teaching resource developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Kabi Kabi Elders.

UniSC student designs dress for Sunshine Coast Lightning

UniSC animal ecology student and Wakka Wakka and Tūwharetoa artist Jerome Wano has designed the Sunshine Coast Lighting's dress for First Nations Round.

Mum inspires First Nations scholarship recipient

A Bachelor of Business student inspired by her mother’s saying ‘knowledge is power’ is one of three University of the Sunshine Coast students to receive a Unitywater scholarship.

Education graduate's journey shows others what their futures can be

New University of the Sunshine Coast Indigenous graduate Joel Denduck didn’t choose a teaching career to help change trends or become a role model – but that is exactly what he is doing.

Contact Buranga Centre 

Phone +61 7 5456 5889, email indigenous@usc.edu.au or visit us on campus.

Buranga Centre, UniSC Moreton Bay
MBA3-G.04, Ground Floor Room 4, Building A3

Buranga Centre, UniSC Caboolture
H1.07, Ground floor, Building H

Buranga Centre, UniSC Sunshine Coast
EG.33, Ground floor, Building E

Buallum Jarl-Bah (BJB), UniSC Fraser Coast
C.1.05B, Ground floor, Building C