The Centre for Australian Indigenous Research and Studies (CAIRS), at the University of Adelaide, comprises two key Indigenous units, Wilto Yerlo and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM).
In the language of the Kaurna people, Wilto Yerlo means 'Sea Eagle'. The sea eagle is the totem of the late Gladys Elphick who was one of the founders of Wilto Yerlo programs at the University of Adelaide.
Wilto Yerlo is responsible for administering the Indigenous Access Scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist them to gain entry into all programs offered at the University of Adelaide.
Wilto Yerlo also provides a Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation program. The Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation program provides Indigenous students with the skill and knowledge to gain entry to undergraduate award programs within the University
CASM provides a Foundation year in Aboriginal Studies in Music. Students who complete the Foundation in Aboriginal Studies in Music can go on to complete an Advanced Certificate or an Associate Diploma in Aboriginal Studies in Music.
For further information go to the CAIRS website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/wilto_yerlo/