We empower students to be independent, critical and analytical thinkers, and assist them to plan, set and achieve their goals.

At JCU, students have access to a wealth of professional development opportunities, mentor and peer-support programs, and learning support, as well as free learning, reading, writing and maths study sessions.

Students can also take advantage of our dedicated meeting spaces and computer labs to commune and provide and receive peer support.

JCU student group outside The Science Place

Thinking about uni?

Discover your options for enrolling in a course at JCU

Read more
JCU students meet at a campus cafe

Current Students

JCU students have free access to academic, personal and financial support services and advice

Read more
JCU Inaugural Indigenous Student Awards Night


We give voice to Indigenous students, their families and communities, and celebrate our collective achievements

Read more
JCU student using a microscope in a research lab


We engage in and support innovative research that benefits Indigenous communities

Read more
Terriceta Salam JCU

Our Staff

Meet our dynamic team of academic and teaching staff, professional staff, academic support advisors, student support officers and researchers

Read more
Indigenous Education and Research Centre building at JCU Cairns

Contact Us

Drop in to our Centre, call us, send an email, or Submit an Enquiry Online

Read more

We pay our respects to our ancestors and Elders past, present and future

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which our campuses are located and where we conduct our business.

JCU is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to JCU and society.

Hear from graduates and current students

Michael Muhamad

Michael Muhamad

Michael is enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Science degree

"I initially enrolled into Business but worked out my passion was actually in the health area. I visit the Indigenous Education and Research Centre on the Cairns Campus when I have questions or need some help with my assignments. The staff at the Centre are a valuable resource, they answer any and all questions, and if they don't have the answer they will assist in any way possible to find out for me, which is amazing.

I’m expecting to graduate in 2018 and I plan to apply for a graduate position, either at Thursday Island Hospital, or in Cairns or Brisbane. I would like to do further studies in paramedics in the future."

Find out more about the JCU Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree
Assan Sam

Assan Sam

Assan is studying in the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree

"I'm of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and my home community is Palm Island. I visit the Indigenous Education and Research Centre regularly. They are like my family. I head in to have a yarn most of the time and I occasionally use the other services provided. I like the space and the environment of the Centre.

My advice to others is to not hesitate to study. If this is something you really want to do, just dive straight into it. You'll have all the support you need and probably more. Making friends will help you get through the degree and will come in handy when you need to study and do assessment. When you come to university, try to participate as much as you can."

Explore JCU's Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree