Bachelor of Arts

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Australian Studies


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Offered to continuing students only from 2018, contact your course adviser for further information


Australian Studies is a cross-disciplinary examination of Australia in its local and global contexts. In this study area students engage with Australia’s history and geography, along with the politics, culture and society that makes us who we are. Australian Studies develops in-depth knowledge of Australia, including its colonisation, land uses, migration patterns, popular culture, engagements with Asia, as well as its Indigenous pasts and present. Students also develop critical skills in communication, research and in analytical, critical and abstract thinking.

Career outcomes

Career opportunities exist in the education sector, government agencies, cultural institutions, media organisations, the public service and the marketing and tourism industries.


AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010 (Major study core)

AIA106 Sex, Race and Australia's People (Major study core) (No longer available for enrolment)

AIA200Indigenous Australians in the 20th Century (Major study core)

AIH238Australia and the Two World Wars

AIH288Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts

AIP230Understanding Public Policy

AIP209Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIA300Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century (Major study core)

AIG300Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives

AIH326Australia's Empire: Colonialism in Papua New Guinea

AIH337 Race, Science and Religion in Australia 1860s to 1920s (No longer available for enrolment)

Major study - students must complete 4 core units AIA105, AIA106, AIA200 and AIA300.

Note: Warrnambool enrolled students are able to complete this major sequence via campus mode by selecting the following elective units AIH238, AIP230, AIP247 and AIH326, in addition to the core units.


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