Indigenous Participation Pathway

Indigenous Participation Pathway

Indigenous Participation Pathway is a one and a half year pathway program that supports students with no previous qualifications for university study.

The program is open to all people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and can lead to entry into a university degree at the University of South Australia.

Program snapshot

ATAR Not required
Program length 1 year (taught over 1.5)
Prerequisites or assumed knowledge      None
STAT entry Not required
Program fees Free*
Locations Whyalla, Mt Gambier, Port Lincoln and Ceduna

*Indigenous Participation Pathway students are not charged course fees but may be required to pay Student Amenities Fees as determined by the Australian Government

What will I learn?

Indigenous Participation Pathway builds the skills students need to study successfully at a tertiary level. All students undertake general courses to develop their tertiary learning, computing and academic literacy skills.

Students complete a variety of introductory courses which prepares them for future studies at an undergraduate level.

Course delivery

The Indigenous Participation Pathway program is delivered in four regional areas; Whyalla, Mt Gambier, Port Lincoln and Ceduna, and includes intensive delivery on campus. 


Additional mentoring and support will be provided by local tutors and a designated Project Coordinator. Local tutors in the student’s location and during off-site intensives, will provide weekly tutoring assistance during the semester. Students will also have access to support from UniSA College staff, and online tutoring sessions will be held during the off-site portion of the course. There will be a range of scholarships available to students.

Accommodation and travel support may be made available for students who live at a distance (a minimum of 50kms from the delivery location) so that they can attend the intensive delivery sessions. Students must speak to their Program Director to discuss their travel options.

Find out more

To apply, download the IPP Application Form here or contact the Program coordinator.

Mt Gambier enquiries

Helen Strickland
Project Coordinator
email or
phone (08) 8721 8900


Port Lincoln enquiries

Barbie Clutterbuck
Project Coordinator
email or
phone 0466 511 519

Whyalla enquiries

Lauren Shivvaan 
Project Coordinator 
email or
phone 0466 351 653 


Ceduna enquiries

Michelle Anderson
Project Coordinator 
email or
phone 0428 199 654


Where can it lead you?

Upon completion, you can use your grade point average (GPA) to apply for competitive entry into the UniSA degree of your choice.

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