Discover the Deakin difference
Universities have a special part to play in reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. Deakin welcomes the responsibility of educating the next generation of ambitious First Nations thinkers, alongside our commitment to promoting issues of social justice and human rights.
The Institute of Koorie Education enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study for short, intensive periods on campus. This means they can remain connected to their families and communities while studying with us.
The Indigenous Tutorial Network (ITN) provides tutors in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to support students' relationships between university and home. ITN tutors not only assist you academically but actively promote strengthening your cultural identity.
We also host INDIGO, the International Indigenous Design Network, where researchers are helping to develop the world’s first international Indigenous design charter.
Whether you're learning, teaching, researching or working in a professional capacity at Deakin, opportunities to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and knowledge are always encouraged.
Institute of Koorie Education
Through Community-Based Education programs, the Institute of Koorie Education enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians the flexibility to gain access to higher education while still being able to maintain family and community obligations.
Learn more about the Institute of Koorie Education
Education is a key factor in improving economic and social wellbeing. Our range of scholarships for Indigenous students provide financial support and help you to focus on achieving success in your studies.
Deakin offers a range of Indigenous study options across a number of interest areas. Depending on the course or units you choose, and your obligations at home, you can study in intensive blocks through the Institute of Koorie Education or enrol full or part time within the relevant faculty.
Regardless of study area, you'll develop tools and skills that will be useful in any workplace.
Work at Deakin
We understand the significance of an environment that acknowledges, respects and embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language, tradition and spirituality. Discover what it's like to work for an institution that values and appreciates Australia's First Nation peoples.
Interested in working at Deakin? Contact our HR Consultant for Indigenous staffing:
+61 3 5227 3279
Email Frank Gafa
Looking to study through the Institute of Koorie Education? For general enquiries:
+61 3 5227 2538
1800 063 383
Email the Institute of Koorie Education
The Prospective Student Enquiries Centre can help you book a one-on-one consultation with a Deakin staff member to talk about your study and pathways options.
Can't get to a campus? No worries. You can chat with us over the phone or online to get answers to any questions you might have about your future at Deakin.