Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Courses

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.

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

 

Courses available at Western Sydney University specifically for Indigenous students.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alternative entry program

We want to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to study at Western. So, if you don’t have your HSC or your ATAR isn’t high enough to get into your dream course, don’t panic. Western’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program has your back.

Study Indigenous Australian studies

Learn about the cultural, historical, economic and social issues affecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 

Kaiya Donovan discusses Western's Indigenous Australian Studies Major.

Student Support

Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Western Sydney University can look forward to learning in a friendly and supportive environment, which promotes independent thinking and embraces diversity. 

Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education, you will find a supportive and culturally appropriate learning environment that caters to the needs of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement

Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement  works to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent. Our goal is to become an employer of choice within Greater Western Sydney - where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People choose the University as a place to work, stay and further their careers.

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.