History of the Centre

History of the Centre

An Indigenous presence in academia and student support has been well established at the University of Wollongong for around 30 years. In the early 1980s, the Faculty of Education established a unit to respond to the needs of Aboriginal students on campus. The Aboriginal Education Unit then had the task of contacting all of the Aboriginal students that were currently studying at the university to offer them a place to study, seek guidance and meet other Aboriginal students.

Since this time the Unit has expanded and now supports Indigenous students across all faculties of the University. In 2006 the Unit was renamed Woolyungah Indigenous Centre. The centre continues to provide entry pathways and support services to Indigenous Australians pursuing tertiary study. The centre maintains a strong collegial relationship with our Indigenous academic colleagues who work from the Indigenous Studies Unit, in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts.

Last reviewed: 11 December, 2017

Quick links

Indigenous Studies Unit 

Indigenous Admission Program 

Indigenous Tailored Academic Program (ITAP) 

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)  


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