Indigenous Health Careers Access Program
(IHCAP)

IHCAP is designed to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success in pursuing a health career. This program is the only one of its kind in tropical QLD and offers an orientation course that is held on JCU’s Townsville campus in January of each year. In that time, students will complete the subject CU1010 Effective Writing as an intensive subject.

The program then continues to provide students enrolled in a health degree with the practical skills and the knowledge to better cope with demands of university study. The program focuses on:

  • Learning and study skills

  • Support networks

  • Skills in coping with the demands of study, family and community

  • Budgeting and planning life around university study.

How to apply for IHCAP

When you submit your application to QTAC, you simply nominate JCU as a first preference for the health course of you choice and indicate that you are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent. If you are accepted into a JCU health course and have identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, the Indigenous Health Unit will contact you about the program.

Indigenous Health Careers Access Program

  • Biomedical Science

  • Dental Surgery

  • Exercise Physiology (Clinical)

  • Medical Laboratory Science

  • Nursing Science

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Pharmacy

  • Physiotherapy

  • Speech Pathology

  • Sport and Exercise Science

  • Veterinary Science

For any queries regarding IHCAP, please contact:

Karen Ives
Indigenous Student Support Services Manager
Indigenous Health Unit, FMHMS
Building 41 Room 018 (Reception off ramp)
JCU, DOUGLAS QLD 4811
Tel: (07) 4781 3804 Fax: (07) 4781 5566
email: karen.ives@jcu.edu.au

Joanne Hinch
IHCAP Officer (Townsville)
Indigenous Health Unit, FMHMS
Building 41 Room 018 (Reception off ramp)
JCU, DOUGLAS QLD 4811
Tel: (07) 4781 3801 Fax: (07) 4781 5566
email: joanne.hinch@jcu.edu.au

Robyn Boucher
IHCAP Officer (Cairns)
Indigenous Health Unit, FMHMS
Building A2 Room 019a
JCU, CAIRNS CAMPUS QLD 4870
Tel: (07) 4232 1122 Fax: (07) 4781 5566
email: robyn.boucher@jcu.edu.au

Liz Callope
Indigenous Student Transition & Engagement Officer (Cairns)
Indigenous Health Unit, FMHMS
Building A2 Room 019a
JCU, CAIRNS CAMPUS QLD 4870
Tel: (07) 4232 1030 Fax: (07) 4781 5566
email: liz.callope@jcu.edu.au

General enquires:
E-mail: ihu@jcu.edu.au