Indigenous Access Program

Are you a school leaver or mature-aged Indigenous Australian but unsure you meet the entry requirements to attend university? If you answered yes, the Indigenous Access Program is for you! The Indigenous Access Program is a five-day entry program which helps you assess your skills and suitability to study at Charles Sturt University.

IAP participants who went on to become Charles Sturt students had a higher progress rate (75%) than non-IAP Indigenous students (68%)

How this course can help

During the course, you'll be able to:

  • undertake a range of assessments to determine your suitability for your chosen course
  • create a personalised pathway plan for your academic future
  • access course advice from staff
  • gain career guidance and support
  • meet students
  • build confidence in preparing for university.

Successful completion of this program will provide you with a guaranteed entry in a range of our bachelor's degrees.

Who can participate?

Any Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person wanting to gain entry into Charles Sturt University can apply. School leavers must be completing Year 12 before they intend to start university.

Is my degree of choice eligible?

Where and when

The next Indigenous Access Program dates are:

  • Dubbo campus: 8–12 July 2019
  • Wagga Wagga campus: 18–22 November 2019
  • Port Macquarie campus: 2–6 December 2019
  • Bathurst campus: 3–7 February 2020

Travel and accommodation will be provided and there are no associated costs for eligible participants in NSW.

Places are filling up fast, so apply today.

Register now

More information

Phone: 6933 4020

News Articles

Niamh Hiller Stanbrook IAP testimonial

Niamh Hiller-Stanbrook

"I’ve discovered that there is so much support in this program and it has opened up my eyes and made me realise I can do something that I didn’t think I could do." – Maddison Buckland, Wiradjuri, 2018 IAP participant

Daniel Hill IAP testimonial

Daniel Hill

“The Indigenous Access Program is an amazing program and is certainly worth attending. It’s been an amazing week filled with challenges, rewards and new friends. The educators are extremely friendly and approachable. I would highly recommend giving the program a chance if your chosen subject isn’t available to you.” – Daniel Hill, Dunghutti, 2018 IAP participant

Emily James IAP testimonial

Emily James

“The IAP has really opened my eyes and allowed me to believe in myself and that uni is not out of reach. I was amazed by the amount of support and guidance this program offered and would definitely recommend this to all Indigenous people interested in attending university.” – Emily James, Wiradjuri, 2018 IAP participant

Daniel Hill IAP testimonial

Paul Mongta-Cruse

“IAP was a great program that allows you to meet amazing people. It also gave me the ability to pursue my dream of acting as a profession” – Paul Mongta-Cruse, 2018 IAP participant