Future students

Your journey into a health career is only one deadly step away.

We recognise the importance of First Nations people working in health professions and the vital role they play in encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access health services.

We offer a suite of services and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students on their academic journeys to becoming successful health professionals. Together, we can help ‘close the gap’ and achieve better health outcomes for First Nations communities.

Caring for Our Mob film

Caring for Our Mob is a five-minute film showcasing the stories of First Nations students, health professionals in community, and elders. It shares how they have overcome healthcare struggles, societal determinants, and barriers towards their studies and daily lives.

Indigenous Pathways into Health handbook

The Indigenous Pathways into Health handbook showcases the pathways, support and career opportunities available to prospective Indigenous students wanting to study at Charles Sturt University.

Indigenous Pathways into Health Careers

Indigenous Access Program

The Indigenous Access Program (IAP) is a five-day alternative entry program designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages, wanting to study at Charles Sturt University.

Successful completion of this program provides entry into many Charles Sturt undergraduate courses.

For eligible participants, travel, meals and accommodation are provided.

Help with costs

The good news is Charles Sturt University and Three Rivers DRH have a variety of scholarships, loans, subsidies and schemes to help you out.

There is a wide variety of scholarships and grants across a range of disciplines available to students. Our team can help you find the scholarship that’s right for you. Browse the scholarship database.

Preparing for university

Study Link at Charles Sturt University offers short, online subjects that prepare you for success in your degree, wherever you choose to study. Whether you’re just considering uni studies, starting uni or continuing in a later year, there’s a Study Link subject to help you. The best news is it's free!

Study Link subjects are designed to boost university studies by giving you:

  • academic skills you will need (e.g. essay writing)
  • a chance to fill any ‘knowledge gaps’ (e.g. chemistry or maths)
  • experience in studying online (or in a weekend workshop)
  • the confidence to succeed!

View the free subject list.

Health courses supported by us

We offer support to students studying towards a health profession in the following disciplines: nursing, midwifery, dentistry, oral health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology, pharmacy, paramedicine, medical radiation science, mental health (First Nations), psychology, social work, exercise physiology and pathology.