Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

CAPS and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we are based – the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

CAPS is committed to providing culturally sensitive counselling and psychological services for all students at the University of Sydney. Please also see our statement on cultural sensitivity. CAPS counsellors have also undertaken training in cultural awareness provided by the University of Sydney's Koori Centre. CAPS works closely with the Koori Centre and is located beside the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support offices on Camperdown campus.

If you would like to see a counsellor at CAPS and are attending the university on a block study program we understand that your time on campus is very limited. Please let reception know this when you call or drop- in in order to help us arrange a time that is suitable for you.

For details of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific services providing counselling support please refer to the directory of Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services in Aboriginal Australia.

Other University Services and links

Student Support services also offer ongoing support and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through the Cadigal Program and the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS). For more information please visit the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can also access the wide range of other student services available to all students, such as accommodation and childcare and financial assistance.

The Koori Centre provides a broad range of facilities and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying in all faculties and courses across the University, while Yooroang Garang on the Cumberland Campus offers a range of educational and health courses, services and facilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

For details of financial support offered by the University specifically to IAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students please refer to the Financial Assistance Service and Scholarships Office websites.