Resources for Indigenous Students
Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
The Australian Psychological Society funds and/or promotes several scholarships that share common aims: to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists and allied health professionals, and to facilitate their contribution to the health and well-being of Indigenous communities.
Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme
The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme provides funding for supplementary tuition to Indigenous students studying university award level courses, and some specified Australian Qualifications Framework accredited vocational education training courses at ITAS funded institutions.
Indigenous.gov.au was developed to share information, news, stories and events of interest to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians or those working in Indigenous affairs. It contains information on indigenous education, health, culture and reconciliation.
Yarning Places is an online community of Indigenous discussion groups provided by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, including a group dedicated to Indigenous social and emotional well-being.
Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP)
AIPEP draws on the perspectives of university educators and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support staff, psychology students, employers and Indigenous psychologists in order to increase recruitment and retention of Indigenous psychology students, integrate Indigenous studies in psychology courses for all students, and facilitate training pathways for Indigenous mental health workers.
ABSTUDY is a government funding program to help with costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.