IHCAP is designed to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success in pursuing a health career. This program is the only one of its kind in Australia and offers a free one-month orientation course that is held on JCU’s Townsville campus in January of each year. In that month, students will complete the subject English for Academic Purposes as an intensive subject.

The program then continues to provide students enrolled in a health degree with the practical skills and the knowledge to better cope with demands of university study.

The program focuses on:

  • Learning and study skills
  • Support networks
  • Skills in coping with the demands of study, family and community
  • Budgeting and planning life around uni study

More information:
Jenine Godwin
IHCAP Mentor Coordinator
Indigenous Health Unit
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Ph: (07) 4781 4547
Fax: (07) 4781 6171
Email: ihu@jcu.edu.au