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Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program IHEP

Program focus

The Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) has
been developed to give Indigenous students tertiary preparation skills,
with an Indigenous focus.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available


68 months full-time or 1218 months

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Program aims

The program aim is to provide equitable access to tertiary study
for Indigenous people , who for social, economic and cultural reasons,
have missed out on educational opportunities at various stages of
their lives. Successful completion of the Indigenous Higher Education
Pathways Program (IHEPP) will lead to admission to specified undergraduate
award programs of the University.

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Program objectives

This program will enable students to:

  • gain the necessary pre-tertiary knowledge and skills in numeracy,
    communication, literacy and computing for entry into USQ's degree

  • attain the academic study skills required to successfully complete
    higher education degrees

  • demonstrate a strong and positive sense of Indigenous identity,
    culture and heritage

  • develop mastery of skills in each of the learning areas through
    attendance at residential schools

  • develop career and employment potential through the successful
    completion of the IHEPP courses/program and subsequent future degree

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Program structure

To complete the requirements of the program, a student must
successfully complete specified non-award courses, with a value of
four units, within three terms of first enrolling in the program.
Students may choose from the following programs:

HUS7001 Introduction to Computing Basics
HUS7002 Nagoya Goolpanie? What Did You Say? Study Skills
HUS7003 Imbala: Hearing to Understand: Thinking to Write
CST7001 Mathematics for Living
HUS7004 Indigenous Cultural Studies Optional

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