The Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK), located across three campuses, Toowoomba, Fraser Coast and Springfield, offers support to Indigenous students prior to, and throughout, their university studies. The main purpose of the centre is to encourage and assist the further education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges has a continuing commitment to, and involvement in, the Indigenous community of the region.
Queensland has the second largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia with several thousand Indigenous people living in Toowoomba and the surrounding districts. The Indigenous community is comprised of traditional owners, Indigenous people from throughout Queensland, the Torres Strait and Australia.