Indigenous students

Charles Sturt University is focused on providing personal, cultural, financial and educational support for Indigenous students.

Our Indigenous community

CSU's main campuses are located on the traditional country of the Wiradjuri people. These lands have always been a place of learning. Wiradjuri people are instructed in their cultural traditions by those with the knowledge, wisdom and learning.

CSU, Indigenous Student Services and Wiradjuri people are now working together in education. We proudly acknowledge this in CSU's philosophy of 'Sharing learning in Wiradjuri country'. Today, the tradition of learning continues as students from diverse communities and backgrounds come to CSU. We invite you to join the increasing number of Indigenous students at CSU.

CSU acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to the Elders, both past and present, and extending that respect to all Indigenous Australians.

Indigenous Student Services

Indigenous Student Services (ISS) staff are located across CSU campuses and are more than happy for you to contact them with any questions, or just simply catch up and say hello.

We have Centres located on Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn and Wagga Wagga campuses, supporting Indigenous students in the transition to tertiary study by directing them to the resources they need. Our team of professional and dedicated staff members offers a range of services across the personal, academic, social and cultural areas.

Our centres have heaps of resources for students to use and offer a range of services and programs. We encourage them to drop in, make a cuppa, have a yarn with staff and other Indigenous students, or give us a call if they have a question.

ISS Centres on each campus are Winan-Gidyal (Learning / Knowledge) at Albury-Wodonga, Wammarra (to build one's education) at Bathurst, Barraamielinga (to provide) at Dubbo, and Ngungilanna (to exchange / give to another), and a centre at Goulburn Campus. Students on other campuses can also access ISS by emailing: iss@csu.edu.au or calling 1800 611 248.

How we can help

Indigenous Student Services (ISS) spans everything from assistance with admission through to graduation. Your first call for assistance should be to ISS.

The ISS aims to encourage all Indigenous students to participate and succeed in tertiary education. We invite you to contact us to find out more about our services, programs and facilities, find out how we can unlock your academic potential and help you with the many demands of university study.

Academic, cultural and social support

Each of the ISS Centres offers support for academic, cultural and social needs from pre-enrolment through to graduation. ISS provides a confidential setting where students are able to come in and speak freely.

Advocacy

ISS staff can advocate on a student's behalf with other university staff.

Student centres

Student centres are currently operating at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Goulburn and Wagga Wagga. They provide access to computers and printing in a dedicated student workspace. Students can drop in at any time to use these facilities.

Support services

ISS

There are many support services available for Indigenous students on Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga campuses.

Indigenous Student Services

Scholarships for Indigenous students

Cost

Charles Sturt University offers specific scholarships for Indigenous students.

Go to Scholarships for Indigenous students page.

Darrambal skills assessment program

Darrambal gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students the opportunity to attend University-style classes; to learn skills needed for success at University; and to meet lecturers and other staff in a supportive environment.

More about Darrambal skills assessment program
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Centre for Indigenous Studies

CSU runs a Centre for Indigenous Studies which is responsible for the promotion of teaching and learning of Indigenous education at CSU.

More about the Centre for Indigenous Studies (CIS)

Download Darrambal Application

Darrambal brochure

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