Indigenous communities

Acknowledgement of Country

ANU acknowledges and celebrates the First Australians on whose traditional lands we live, work and study on. We pay our respects to the elders of the Ngunnawal people past, present and emerging.

The Tjabal Centre

The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre is described as 'the heart of ANU for Indigenous students', providing a meeting place and support-base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at ANU. Centrally located, here you will find Indigenous students and staff strongly committed to improving education outcomes and achieving study and career goals that positively impact our communities.

There are various schemes that offer an alternative entry and pathway to ANU for students that don't meet the minimum score requirements. If you are thinking of studying at ANU or unsure of how to start your journey, contact the Tjabal Centre today. We are here to help you.

The indigenous alumni and friends are encouraged to join the Tjabal Alumni community to help us serve you better.

2017 National Indigenous Science and Engineering Summer School - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Are you in year 10 or 11, and enjoy science, technology, engineering or mathematics at school? Are you curious about how these fields are used to address challenges for our communities? Or do you know someone who is?

Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre and the ANU Science and Engineering Colleges will host a Summer School for Indigenous students in years 10 and 11 from across Australia, who have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects and careers.

This week-long Summer School will run from the 9th to the 16th of December this year to provide learning experiences to help inform education and career aspirations and goals.  Students will participate in a program of hands-on activities from a range of discipline fields   on the theme of 'Global Challenges: People, Places and Communities '.

Expert academic staff, Indigenous university students and staff, will mentor participants through a fun-filled program in the nation's capital, which promises rewarding experiences on and off campus.  All accommodation, transport, catering and workshop materials are covered by the Tjabal Centre and ANU Science and Engineering Colleges.

To be considered for one of the 20 places at the Summer School, you need to be:

  • A current Year 10 or 11 student in Australia
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Interested in science, technology, engineering and or mathematics

An application form can be downloaded from 'Reference Documents' on the right hand side of your screen. Completed applications are due by Friday 22 September 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of October 2017.

For any queries about the Summer School, or about studying at the ANU, phone Tjabal Centre staff on (02) 6125 3520.

Indigenous Department of ANUSA

The Indigenous Department of ANUSA, is a student-run group which arranges activities and events for Indigenous students and the broader ANUSA community throughout the year. The Indigenous Officer works with the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre to support the needs of the students. The Department's aim is to promote Indigenous success on campus and to strengthen the Indigenous collective on campus by running a number of network events.