Our Indigenous engagement

UniSA has a strong equity mission and we were the first university in South Australia to have a Reconciliation Action Plan. We are determined to be the University of Choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and through true partnerships with Indigenous communities and organisations, we are developing a pipeline from high school through to postgraduate engagement, identifying the best and brightest young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In 2017 we are expanding our commitment to our relationships, respect and opportunities for Aboriginal people and cultures through the development of a “stretch” Reconciliation Action Plan in which we will commit to the objectives of the new Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy and set clear targets to make an impact, not just on Aboriginal people but to all the people with whom we engage.

Enhancing opportunities for Aboriginal leaders

UniSA and the Indigenous Defence Consortium are collaborating to advance and support business and education opportunities in defence industries for new generations of Aboriginal leaders. The IDC was established to help Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs capitalise on the National Innovation and Science agenda. UniSA is supporting skills development in areas such as science and systems engineering, business administration, supply chain management, business marketing and growth and entrepreneurship.

Scholarships and help for Aboriginal people

The Business School offers a dedicated scholarship for Aboriginal Australians to develop their careers as leaders and senior managers in business, government and industry.

UniSA GO Scholarships recognise outstanding academic merit by high-achieving Aboriginal students seeking to study at the University in a range of programs. The GO Scholarships expand the work of Adam Goodes’ and Mick O’Loughlin’s GO Foundation which delivers scholarships to Indigenous students in public schools.

The Aboriginal Tutoring Program (ATP) offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, free access to qualified tutors with skills and experience in a wide range of study areas.

UniSA is also a strong supporter of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) which provides a dynamic educational program that gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers.

Wirringka Student Services offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a friendly, comfortable and supportive place to study.

Our commitment to Indigenous education

  • Our range of services

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander welcome

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander welcome to the new Vice Chancellor, Professor David G, Lloyd.

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  • Indigenous Defence Consortium MoU

    Indigenous Defence Consortium MoU

    Adam Goodes signed a memorandum of understanding that will see UniSA support skills development through its educational offerings.

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  • Scholarships for Indigenous staff

    Indigenous Staff Scholarships

    Designed for Indigenous staff who actively encourage Indigenous students to enter tertiary study.

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  • commitment to Indigenous education though Horizon 2020

    Reconciliation Action Plan

    Building on a framework provided by Reconciliation Australia, have worked together to craft our first RAP and to explore what reconciliation means in a modern university


Areas of study and research

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