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14 ISSUE 19 | September 2009 INdIgENoUS alTErNaTIvE ENTry This program is designed to assess the academic potential of students, where the planning of appropriate study pathways can lead to enrolment in Higher Education (undergraduate) courses. INdIgENoUS TUTorIal aSSISTaNcE program Indigenous VET and Higher Education Students are able to apply for tutorial assistance to help them reach their academic potential. INdIgENoUS orIENTaTIoN camp This program is designed to familiarise undergraduate and Tertiary Enabling Program students with the facilities available at CDU and orientate them to university life. SEcoNdary ScHool vISITS The Secondary School program provides students with information about university and the courses available at CDU. Through this program students are encouraged to consider CDU as their university of choice should they wish to continue onto tertiary studies when they finish school. INdIgENoUS TaSTE of UNI This program has been designed to ensure Indigenous students smooth transition from high school into university courses that will provide pathways to furthering their education and to developing their career opportunities. INdIgENoUS cUlTUral cElEbraTIoNS Significant cultural events are observed annually. The IASU organises activities and events on campus, as well as participating in Indigenous cultural celebrations in the community. INdIgENoUS STUdENT ambaSSador program The Indigenous Student Ambassador Program provides high achieving Indigenous students with an opportunity INdIgENoUS acadEmIc SUpporT SpEcIal INITIaTIvES to develop their leadership and citizenship skills through volunteer activity. Indigenous Student Ambassadors are available as role models and guest speakers at school and community events to promote further education and academic achievement. If you would like further information about the Ambassador Program please contact Betty Ah Kit (Gurinbey) or Sharon Donnellan (Akaltye). rESoUrcES for STUdENTS IASU has a range of resources designed to complement our students learning experience. This includes the provision of environments that are culturally, physically and intellectually safe and all campuses and major regional centres have dedicated space for Indigenous support. Indigenous Academic Support organises workshops at various times for students in a diverse range of areas including Essay Writing; Time Management; Scholarship Application Writing; Budgetting Workshop for Scholarship Recipients; and Library Tours, depending on student requirements. Students may subscribe to receive the monthly Indigenous Academic Support Newsletter to keep them informed of activities and events on campus as well as information relevant to their studies. SUNNINg HIll bUrSary Indigenous Academic Support administers the Sunning Hill Bursary. The bursary was gifted by the Melbourne Community Foundation and students may apply for funds which can be used to purchase special course requirements, assistance to attend relevant conferences/ seminars, and unexpected or one-off expenses that cannot be met by any other income source. INdIgENoUS poSTgradUaTE SUpporT A review into support for Indigenous postgraduate students will be undertaken commencing in Semester Two, 2009.