The Ngarara Willim Centre is a community of staff and students who are here to help you throughout your education journey. For future students, we can arrange information events on campus or in your community. We also welcome you to get in touch with us via phone, email or by visiting a Ngarara Willim Centre space on campus to meet the team and have a yarn.

We have dedicated team members to help you with program advice, applying to study, accessing scholarships and accommodation, navigating enrolment and more. RMIT offers vocational and higher education programs, so there’s pathways available and opportunities to transition into further study into postgraduate and research programs.

"Ngarara Willim have supported me throughout my whole involvement with RMIT; there was support from the beginning of my application, and throughout the semesters there has been additional help with tutoring and scholarships. Ngarara Willim has made it clear that there is always support, all you have to do is give them a call or send an email and there will always be someone on the other end more than happy to help." – Mijawi Mansell White Bear (Bachelor of Architectural Design)

"Ngarara Willim feels like my family away from home, everyone is so welcoming, and I don’t feel like a stranger." – Canisha Clemmet-Kennedy, Trawlwoolway woman (Double Bachelor of Health Science & Osteopathy)

"If you are considering studying at RMIT, know that you have a community of amazing mob [at Ngarara Willim] that will always be a part of your journey in supporting you to be the best you can be and achieve whatever you would like to achieve." –  Banok Rind, Yamatji Badimaya woman (Bachelor of Nursing)

Helping you become an RMIT student

Indigenous Access Program

The Indigenous Access Program helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with entry into RMIT vocational and higher education programs via an interview process.


The Ngarara Willim Centre and RMIT University offer a wide range of scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to further their personal and academic success. Scholarships are available for: 

  • Accommodation in purpose-built student housing close to campus for up to 3 years (download the Accommodation flyer for more information)
  • Relocation and living expenses
  • Study expenses like program fees, textbooks, study materials and technology 
  • Professional development activities relating to your area of study

Help once you are an RMIT student

Once you are an RMIT student, the Ngarara Willim Centre offers a ranch of support services to help you succeed in your studies including:

The Ngarara Willim Centre can also connect you with other RMIT services including:


Outreach and community engagement

Ngarara Willim Centre runs events and activities on campus and out in community so future students can learn more about tertiary study and RMIT. We hold information sessions in community, on campus days, university experience activities and camps. We also work with many community organisations to build relationships and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We encourage schools, community groups, community organisations and families to contact us for further information or to arrange an event.

High school events

We deliver the following programs for Indigenous high school students in partnership with other universities.

Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS)

The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS) is an exciting six-day program for Year 10, 11 and 12 Indigenous students that will expand your perspective on engineering.

National Indigenous Business Summer School (NIBSS)

The National Indigenous Business Summer School is aimed at Indigenous Year 11 and 12 students thinking about studying business, becoming an entrepreneur, owning a business or just curious about studying at University.

Deadly Day of Science

A collaboration between Ngarara Willim Centre and RMIT’s STEMM College, the Deadly Day of Science is held at RMIT’s Bundoora campus and gives the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 7-11 a day to attend STEMM disciplines and learn more about Exercise and Sports Science, Nursing, Osteopathy and Pharmacy Medicine.