Indigenous studies (Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Relations)



This Indigenous Studies sequence will build understanding, recognition and validity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander's ways of Valuing, Being, Knowing and Doing. Completing this sequence of study will facilitate a deeper understanding of ourselves and Australia's multiple histories to foster productive and meaningful relationships in culturally diverse communities, especially with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. 

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Key information

Unit set code

MJ-A000074 (major)

MN-A000074 (minor)



Career outcomes

Completion of Indigenous Studies will enable graduates to respectfully collaborate and work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. Culturally responsive graduates can apply these skills and practices to a wide range of services, including education, creative industries, and health and community services.

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  • To complete a Major sequence in Indigenous Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Indigenous Studies select four (4) credit points from the below.

Complete 1 unit from:

  • Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Aboriginal Australian Stories and Songlines
  • Plus 2 units from:

  • Caring for Country
  • Australian Aboriginal Holistic Health and Healing
  • Global Indigenous Knowledges and Philosophies
  • Indigeneity and the Media
  • Plus 1 unit from:

  • Politics of Resistance in Indigenous Australia
  • Working Alongside Aboriginal Communities