Supporting Indigenous Students

Future students

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in studying at the Faculty VCA and MCM can access support from the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development.

Staff in the Wilin Centre can provide:

  • Advice on appropriate and relevant courses available
  • Assistance with the application process
  • Assistance in preparing for auditions, interviews and portfolio presentations
  • Advice on Abstudy, scholarships, grants and other financial assistance
  • Assistance with relocation and housing

Wilin and Abstudy may provide individuals who are interested in becoming a student at the Faculty with travel and accommodation assistance to attend auditions and interviews.

Current students

The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and artists in a variety of ways:

  • Cultural support through provision of a culturally safe environment and specific programs
  • Advice and advocacy regarding student allowances such as Abstudy and  ITAS (Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme)
  • Promotion and development of Indigenous scholarships and grants
  • Housing assistance
  • Referrals to specialist Indigenous organisations
  • Pastoral support
  • Financial assistance
  • Academic and personal advocacy
  • Wominjeka orientation program
  • Community access to VCA and Music facilities

Contact Us

Address
234 St Kilda Road
Southbank
Vic 3006
Phone
+61 3 9035 9327
Email
wilin-centre@unimelb.edu.au

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