Institute of Koorie Education

The Institute of Koorie Education has had remarkable success in our Community-Based Education programs. This has enabled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians the flexibility to gain access to higher education while still being able to maintain family and community obligations.

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The Institute of Koorie Education offers faculty undergraduate and postgraduate studies across the arts, education, health, business and law. All courses are in the community-based mode of delivery and are offered to all Indigenous Australians across the nation.

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Welcome to Country

Deakin wishes to pay respect and acknowledge the traditional ownership of our lands.

The University is committed to acknowledging, building and sustaining respect and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 

Learn more about Welcome to Country

Our vision

Our aim is to build the capacity of our people through education. We will achieve this through integrity, respect, enjoyment, vibrancy and a strong commitment to teaching, learning and research.

Our history – 30 years of success

Since 1986, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education at Deakin has continued to expand and become more relevant to community members throughout Australia. 

The Institute of Koorie Education’s programs are centred on:

  • off-campus Community-Based Delivery
  • supported by on-campus intensive study blocks
  • complemented by local tutors in community. 

This approach to course delivery promotes access and equity for Indigenous Australian students.

It’s created a space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people where they can feel comfortable, where they feel they can talk to other Aboriginal students, where they can have a community space away from their own home.



My Deakin World – 857kms

Jessica Byrne, winner of the 2015 My Deakin World Short Film competition, tells the story of her journey from one community to another to form her Deakin World. Jessica is an Institute of Koorie Education student based in Broken Hill.

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General enquiries
+61 3 5227 2538
1800 063 383
Email the Institute of Koorie Education

The Institute of Koorie Education (IKE)
Deakin University
75 Pigdons Rd
Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216