Admission to courses at the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute are based on alternative entry. An ATAR or high school graduation certificate is not a necessity, as we also value knowledge gained through experience.
Applications are accepted based on answers to the online application, submission of required documentation, an assessment task and an interview conducted face to face or via phone.
The eight steps to applying
Decide which course you want to study by browsing our course guide.
Complete the NIKERI Institute declaration statement and application form.
Receive confirmation of your application via email. An assessment task – designed to ensure you're prepared for academic study – will be sent to you for completion.
Return your completed assessment task and forward an endorsed Proof of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander heritage (signed by your local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Organisation).
Receive the results of your assessment task. If you’re successful, an interview will be arranged.
Attend your interview. At this stage, you should start thinking about scholarships.
Find out the outcome of your application.
Enrol in your course and start applying for scholarships.
*Note admission into NIKERI Institute courses is subject to availability.
**Note that postgraduate courses may require additional documentation. For queries or help with your application, contact our Student Services team by phone or email.
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1800 063 383
Email our Student Services team
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What happens to the information you supply?
The information supplied on the application form is used to process your application.
This information is not disclosed to a third party except where the National Indigenous Knowledge Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute is under state and commonwealth reporting requirements to adhere to current funding contracts
The information collected is stored securely at NIKERI Institute, Deakin University.
Applications that are not completed or processed are destroyed.
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