Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Research

The Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Research at Deakin will provide you with in-depth research training specific to Indigenous knowledge systems.

Domestic student information

Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Course information

Are you interested in a qualification that is a pathway to a Masters or PhD by Research?

Are you interested in how Indigenous knowledge can reconfigure systems of thought in general?

The focus of this course is to equip students with in depth research training specific to Indigenous knowledge systems. The units of this course center on:

  • Indigenous research methodologies and ways of knowing
  • Designing Indigenous research
  • Investigating debates in your discipline area

All these culminate in a comprehensive thesis that build research capabilities and capacity. This unique research qualification is delivered by Indigenous academic staff with interdisciplinary skills across diverse areas.

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Course structure

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Research, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of units comprising of 4 core units and 2 research units. Students must also complete

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Research
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    A601
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    NOTE: This course is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students offered at the Institute of Koorie Education

    Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

    Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

    • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
    • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning.

    * One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    This course provides students with comprehensive research training which equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a researcher role in educational, government or private institutions. As a pathway to Higher Degree by Research programs, opportunities are open to research and academic roles in universities.

    Application information

    How to apply

    Institute of Koorie Education

    Institute of Koorie Education applicants must apply via the How to apply webpage. You’ll need to complete a declaration statement and application form. If your application is successful, you’ll then be invited to an interview.

    Apply through IKE

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student’s prior qualifications and professional experience.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Cloud (online) 
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au  

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