Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Western Sydney University is committed to providing higher education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and contributing to the process of reconciliation.

Western Sydney is the first university in the county to commit to incorporating formal study and assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in its courses, an education institution which shares with the Australian community the cultures, languages, history and contemporary experience of Australia's first people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are provided a welcoming and supportive environment one which promotes independent thinking and diversity. 

The university is a leader in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education outcomes with the third highest enrolment of students in the country. Currently over 700 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are enrolled in the many courses available at Western Sydney.

Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Tharawal (also historically referred to as Dharawal), Gandangarra  and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands (Greater Western Sydney and beyond).

The Indigenous Outreach team welcome the opportunity to provide further advice for your Indigenous students and we would be delighted to arrange a visit to your school. Request a School Visit now or contact the Indigenous Outreach Unit, Indigenousoutreach@westernsydney.edu.au or 1300 897 669.