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Weemala (Distant View) Indigenous Higher Education Unit

What we do

The Weemala Indigenous Higher Education Unit at Australian Catholic University's (ACU) Brisbane campus (McAuley at Banyo) provides social, cultural, personal and academic support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people undertaking a range of courses.

Specific courses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students include the Associate Degrees in Indigenous Education, and Business Administration. Details of these courses are available at Weemala.


The Good Universities Guide has recognised achievements of the Brisbane campus awarding a five star performance rating for Indigenous participation. Weemala staff are committed to working with all University staff to provide Indigenous perspectives into courses at ACU through teaching, guest lectures, advice and research.

Weemala and campus life

Weemala staff and students contribute to campus life through their participation in social activities, campus liturgies, multicultural festivals, Indigenous Week celebrations and cross-cultural awareness workshops.

Students and staff are encouraged to visit Weemala to gain knowledge of the historic and contemporary issues for Australia's Indigenous people, and to understand and appreciate the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Weemala has an Indigenous Reflection Space (PDF, 315kb) which reaffirms the strong spiritual links with the land at Banyo and provides a special place to reflect, pray and gather for cultural activities.

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How to find us

The Weemala Indigenous Higher Education Unit is located on the ground floor of Building G (next to the Office of Student Success) on the Brisbane Campus.

Contact us

Krishna Heffernan
Academic Coordinator

Brisbane Campus
1100 Nudgee Road
Banyo QLD 4014

Tel: 07 3623 7195
Fax: 07 3623 7311
Email: krishna.heffernan@acu.edu.au

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