Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support
There is a range of initiatives and programs available to assist you while you are studying, including Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre.
Support with your academic studies
Academic support is available through enabling courses, pathways, mentoring, dedicated support coordinators, tutorial assistance, peer assistance and networking opportunities.
Enabling courses and pathways
At Murdoch there are enabling courses and pathways available to help you either enter your desired course or support you while you are studying.
Some of these courses are designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students such as K-Track.
Kulbardi student support
Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre offers specialised support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through dedicated support coordinators and peer assistance initiatives.
Kulbardi academic staff are available to provide academic support and guide you in making the most of your experience at Murdoch.
To find out how Kulbardi can help you, visit Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre.
Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)
ITAS is a federally-funded program which gives you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a tutor who provides academic skills support and helps you adapt to life at university.
If you are interested in having a tutor or if you would like to become a tutor, complete a form or contact Kulbardi for more information.
Community and your health and wellbeing
Your student support coordinator can provide social, cultural and emotional support and guide you to other services and resources available throughout Murdoch.
The Department of Health Service finder is an easy to use search tool for you to find Aboriginal Health Clinics and other local health services specific to your needs.
Getting financial support
Scholarships can provide financial support as well as many other benefits. There are scholarships tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and you may be eligible for others, depending on your circumstances, background, academic results or what you are studying. To find out more about scholarships, speak to your student support coordinator or browse scholarships.
ABSTUDY is an Australian Government subsidy that can help you with your study, housing, living expenses and travel costs. Learn more about ABSTUDY from Department of Human Services.
Planning your career
Making decisions about your career is an important step in the transition from university to work. Kulbardi's student success team can help you to clarify important career issues, assist you with career decisions and provide services to support you whilst studying at Murdoch University.