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Indigenous Students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

 

We acknowledge that our campuses are on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people, and we pay respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Torrens University welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to our learning communities. We are committed to ensuring access and participation to all our services available to you from the beginning of your course, through to graduation. It is our goal to support students with the challenges they may face through their academic journey and we want to ensure that your time with Torrens is enriching.

 

Valuable Information

Scholarships are available to assist Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their studies. Torrens University and external organisations offer a range of scholarships, grants, prizes and bursaries for future and current students.

Internal Scholarships

Scholarship Name Description Value
2020 Torrens Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Costs Scholarship This scholarship seeks to support general costs associated with the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples studying at Torrens. $2500 
2020 Torrens Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commencement Scholarship

This scholarship seeks to assist with start-up costs for studies.

$500
2020 Torrens Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tuition Scholarship This scholarship seeks to assist with a 50% reduction of tuition costs for selected courses undertaken in Business & Hospitality, Design or Health & Education. 50% reduction of tuition costs.

Eligibility
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at Torrens University Australia.
  • Demonstrate financial hardship.
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory academic performance.
  • Not in receipt of similar financial scholarship support.

Supporting documents
  • Students must provide a personal statement outlining how the scholarship will support their studies.
  • Students will also need to provide a confirmation of Aboriginality. If you need more information on what is accepted please contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison through using the appointment button or email address below:

  with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison or email our liaision on: Indigenousenquiries@laureate.edu.au


External Scholarships


The yarning space is your exclusive online platform to meet and interact with your fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in a culturally safe and judgement-free environment.

The platform aims to celebrate student achievements and share experiences important to you.

There will be monthly online collaborate sessions facilitated by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Liaison and topics will vary each month.

Students that have identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander will receive an email inviting them to be a part of the yarning space.

If you require further information relating to the Yarning Space please send an email to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Indigenousenquiries@laureate.edu.au


Always Was, Always Will Be: Celebrating NAIDOC Week

 

For the second time this year – we are proud to be celebrating and recognising the First Nations of Australia. 

You might recall we already held a week of NAIDOC celebrations back in July. This year, the official dates were shifted due to COVID – so we’re acknowledging the week twice. But we’re also committed to championing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples all year round.  

Our own long-term Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been conditionally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia and is now in the final design phase. This is incredibly important as it shows we are on track in forging a path towards a just, equitable and reconciled Australia. And so we should, as educators, guide future generations of influencers and decision makers. Our RAP will lay out the steps we are taking to make that happen.   

Our Graduation Without Borders event provided an important moment to once again place reconciliation at front and centre of what we do. The Sydney based KARI Limited Alumni Group, introduced by Rochelle Morris, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer, opened our celebration with a striking performance paying respect to land, tradition and elders in Australia. Watch it here.

You can also watch the NAIDOC edition of The Racket and our Smoking Ceremony from earlier this year. 

NAIDOC Week 2020