Application form - NIKERI Institute

Complete the form below if you are interested in studying one of our courses at the NIKERI Institute.

Application procedures

Please ensure you've read the understood the application steps as outlined on the how to apply page.

Once the completed application form and any required documents have been submitted, an interview will be arranged.

Deakin University, through the NIKERI Institute, is collecting your personal information to access your application for admission. Deakin will also use this information to communicate with you about your application and provide you with additional relevant material. Deakin will not disclose your information to any third party unless required by State and Commonwealth reporting requirements or where authorised by law.

Your application will be stored securely and will be securely destroyed when no longer required to support your study at the NIKERI Institute.

Deakin University manages personal information it holds, including requests by individuals for access to their personal information, in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). You have a right to gain access to your personal information held by the University. Information about Deakin’s privacy practices is available at You may obtain further information about privacy at Deakin by contacting the Privacy Officer at +61 3 5227 8524 or at

Declaration statement – please read carefully

I declare that:

  • I am of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Descent; and
  • I identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • I am accepted as such by the community in which I live or have lived; and
  • the information given by me or on my behalf on this form is correct and complete.

To be eligible to study at the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute, you'll need to provide your Confirmation of Aboriginality (COA) documentation. If you have any concerns providing this documentation, please contact for further discussion.

Read information for Individuals Applying for Admission into Deakin on Deakin's privacy information page.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

I have read and accept the declaration statement above *
I am *
I have an endorsed Confirmation of Aboriginality (signed by a local Aboriginal Community Organisation) – please upload here
Personal details
Gender *
Home address
Not applicable to all applicants
Postal address (if different from above)
Contact details
How did you find out about the institute? *
Have you studied a tertiary qualification before? *
Has anyone in your family ever studied at university? *
Are you currently employed?
Course selection (which course are you interested in studying through NIKERI Institute?)
First preference *
Second preference
Are you interested in full-time or part-time mode of study? *
In which trimester are you applying to commence study? * Please note: Trimester 2 entry is dependent on numbers and is not always available.
Writing task
This statement/writing task should demonstrate your motivation and commitment to higher education study (minimum 100 words).