Indigenous Services - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Indigenous Services

Indigenous Services enhances the health, education and employment aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and community through offering a culturally safe space to explore identity and knowledge.

Indigenous Services implement various student empowerment and community engagement initiatives to build self-belief and promote a strong sense of belonging.

In building the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, we focus on enhancing the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a framework built on respect for individuals and their communities.

Indigenous Services helps to achieve this by:

  • developing and implementing the whole of University's approach to Reconciliation
  • developing assistance programs and student facilities for students
  • developing strategies to employ more Indigenous staff across University
  • organising cultural activities and events within University, eg annual Indigenous Education Symposium
  • providing academic assistance to students
  • providing a culturally safe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presence on campus and a contact point for students, staff and community members
  • providing the University with information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and knowledge
  • providing study equipment such as laptops and textbooks other resources for loan by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • enabling informed career choices and assisting with employment options
  • delivering cultural awareness workshops for staff and students

More information on study assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Cion Paiwan Inseparable 2019

Celebrating NAIDOC week: 8-15 November 2020
Artwork by Cion Paiwan
Inseparable 2019
Etching on paper, 25.0 x 20.0cm
Edition 12/12
Printed by Dian Darmansjah
USC Art Collection. Acquired in 2020. Commissioned for the opening of USC Moreton Bay.
© Cion Paiwan
Photo: Carl Warner