First Nations Education

CQUniversity is proud to be recognised as Australia’s most inclusive and engaged university with some of the highest ratios of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The University aims to improve higher education outcomes for Indigenous Australians by providing higher education, training, research opportunities and engagement that expresses a deliberate destiny for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In the past 12 months, CQUniversity has delivered a series of sector-leading programs that have increased the access, participation and success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in vocational and higher education.

Through its Indigenous Student Engagement Framework, CQUniversity provides support and services tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to succeed in their studies.

CQUniversity also provides numerous scholarship opportunities to First Nations students, including the Dare to be Deadly Scholarship that assists Indigenous students from regional and remote locations with expenses associated with undergraduate study. The scholarships have funded and assisted many Indigenous students with living expenses and costs such as textbooks, uniforms, technology, internet, course specific equipment and/or travel costs associated with compulsory industry placement.

The University’s innovative and flexible approach to learning and teaching provides opportunities for thousands of First Nations students to complete qualifications, regardless of their geographical location or personal circumstances, surrounded by the support of family and community.

Highly Commended 2022 Category: First Nations Education Award