The Centre for Aboriginal Studies runs the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS), a student-driven tutoring program to help you with your study and prepare for your assignments.
Work placements at Curtin
Get valuable work experience on-campus and help prepare yourself for your career through the Aboriginal Student Placement Program (ASPP). The program runs year-round and there is a variety of casual, part-time and full-time roles available across different areas of Curtin.
Health Sciences Indigenous student support
The Indigenous Engagement team provides a culturally secure learning environment for Indigenous students in the Faculty of Health Sciences, including navigating the transition to university, academic support and guidance, advocating on your behalf to staff and connecting with the Koorda Network.
First Nations Department at the Student Guild
The Curtin Student Guild represents and advocates for students at Curtin, and has a First Nations Department Officer to make sure Indigenous students are well represented and supported. The Guild also collaborates with CAS on student events.
If you have personal issues that arise during your study, you can see an Aboriginal psychologist for free at Curtin. Our Aboriginal psychologist works out of both the Counselling offices and CAS.
There’s a range of scholarships available for Indigenous students. You can search all scholarships, or learn about Commonwealth scholarships available to Indigenous students.
ABSTUDY financial support
As an Indigenous student, you may be eligible for ABSTUDY payments from the government to help support you while you study. ABSTUDY can help you with your costs for education, accommodation, living, travel expenses and prescription medicines.
Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS)
CAS runs Indigenous-focused courses and research at Curtin, but the Centre is also a base on campus for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
No matter which faculty you’re studying with, you can drop by CAS to get support, socialise, attend events, and use the computer lab and common room. CAS is located centrally at Curtin Perth in Building 211.