Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP)
The Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) has been developed to give Indigenous students, tertiary preparation skills with an Indigenous focus.
If you would like to undertake university study, however you don't have the correct school qualifications; or you have been out of formal education for a while and feel you skills are a bit rusty; IHEPP will help you develop the skills you need.
Successful completion of IHEPP may lead to entry into a USQ undergraduate (first degree) program, increased employment opportunities, and the opportunity to apply for entry into other universities.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to undertake a selection-testing program in order to assess your literacy and numeracy levels.
How long will it take
IHEPP can be completed within 6-8 months full-time, or 12-18 months part-time.
IHEPP is offered via distance education. This means that you can complete the program around your work and life commitments, studying at your own pace and the time of day or week that suits you.
Attending residential school
You will need to attend residential schools if you are studying full-time. Residential schools are held twice each semester. Attendance is compulsory for all full-time students, and for other students enrolled in the computing course.
How much will it cost?
How to apply
To apply for IHEPP you will need to complete the (PDF 100KB)IHEPP Application and post it to us. Alternatively, contact us on freecall 1800 005 137.
You can start IHEPP in Semester 1 (March) or Semester 2 (July).
What will I study?
Information on the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) and the courses (subjects) you will need to study are available within the USQ Handbook.
Study time required
On average, students will require approximately 8-12 hours per week for each single unit point course in which they enrol. However, the time you need to allocate will depend on your individual skills and prior knowledge.
As an Indigenous student, you will have access to the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS). ITAS is an academic support program funded by the government. ITAS provides free tutorial assistance to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students studying any program or course at USQ