Indigenous Education and Research Centre

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Welcome to JCU’s Indigenous Education and Research Centre (IERC)

Here at the IERC we are a leader in providing Indigenous education, research and engagement. The IERC celebrates a graduation rate of 120 Indigenous students annually, making it the fourth highest in the country. The dedicated Indigenous personnel offer invaluable guidance, ensuring that every student receives the support they need to thrive.

Learn more about the IERC

If you want a sneak peak of what it's all about, visit our Indigenous Students' Awards Night page. We have the image gallery and award recipients as well as the latest video showcasing the academic and personal achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across JCU's Colleges, the Diploma of Higher Education, and the Centre for Rural & Remote Health.

Information for families

Four students walking out of a building on campus with the sun shining over the mountains.

Stay connected with your loved one

While university can be an exciting time for students, it can seem overwhelming for their loved ones. We have created a page specifically for family members. We have put together some frequently asked questions in case you’re not sure what you want to ask, as well as some general information that a lot of families look for. Most importantly, we have the gentle reminder that you are not alone; you can always reach out if you need to.

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Student success stories

Indigenous Research Support Network



IERC research

Research that realises Self-Determination

We are uniquely positioned to lead the national agenda on Indigenous led research, transforming self-determination
capabilities of our Indigenous peoples and communities. Check out our research opportunities, publications, networks,
supervisors, policies and more.

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Upcoming events

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If you’ve got questions or just want to pop in for a yarn, contact us!