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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

UniSC acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and study. UniSC pays its respect to Elders past, present and emerging and recognises the strength, resilience and capacity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Study pathways

We believe in the power of education to transform and empower all people to rise, and shine. There are many ways to find your way to university.

Our Indigenous stories

Tracy's story

Tracy’s passion for improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through nutrition earned her USC’s highest honour for a graduating student—a USC Chancellor's Medal. Tracy graduated from UniSC’s Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours, and in the lead up to graduation she spoke to USC about her study journey and her excitement about finishing her degree.

Yarning circle
The Yarning Circle of Life

The Buranga Centre garden at USC Sunshine Coast was developed around the framework of the Yarning Circle of Life (Nga Tana Lui Dhar)

Dhu Mur'ang
Dhu Mur’ang

For many Kabi Kabi Traditional Owners this site here, near the Mooloolah River, being a habitat remnant for our native trees and animals (hence the name Dhu Mur’ang)

Aunty Olga Miller garden

This garden is a dedication to Auntie Olga Miller, Butchulla Elder and traditional “Caboonya” or Keeper of the Records.

Rainmaker Weeyal (black cockatoo)

Mr Lyndon Davis is from the Moolooah River and Sunshine Coast Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Country and a Senior Fellow of the University. Mr Davis also shares his knowledge through his paintings and artworks which are present in many of the public areas of the UniSC Sunshine Coast campus. The story of Weeyal is one of those narratives, which Mr Davis has powerfully represented and shared through this painting specifically commissioned for the Reconciliation Action Plan.