Bachelor of Indigenous KnowledgeBachelors Degree
The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge is specifically designed to communicate and generate a better understanding of Indigenous world views by exploring past and present histories in a culturally diverse and supportive environment.
The degree increases awareness of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples' histories, ways of living and social commitments while raising understanding between all people of matters relevant to a shared and valued future. The course offers majors to prepare graduates for diverse professional pathways where a sound basis of Indigenous knowledge is required. Students begin studying these majors from their second year.
Scholarship and contemporary academic development and standards in Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts are a core component in preparing graduates for employment pathways.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Exercise analytical thinking, critical thinking and and reasoning and problem solving skills
Demonstrate innovative, sensitive and creative responses and solutions to challenges in cultural and indigenous and community contexts
Demonstrate a knowledge of, and commitment to, social responsibility, ethics and human rights in cultural and indigenous contexts
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate an understanding of a broad and integrated body of knowledge of cultural concepts and indigenous ways of knowing and being
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical, social, political, ecological or cultural influences that impact indigenous cultural settings
Integrate responsibility for independent, self-directed learning and reflective practice
Locate, analyse, evaluate, and use information from a range of sources
|Communication and social skills|
Communicate sensitively and appropriately in an oral and written forms as appropriate in a variety of cultural and indigenous contexts
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of collaboration and teamwork and communication skills in cultural and indigenous settings
Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons
Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous contemporary realities and protocols
- Community and Land Management
- Aboriginal Health Care (University approval pending)
Online students attend compulsory residential workshops at Lismore campus for some units.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Lismore||Session 1 , Session 2||337118||057701|
|Online||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge, a candidate shall successfully complete twenty-four (24) units comprising:
- All sixteen (16) units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units; and
- One (1) eight (8) unit Major, selected from Part B of the Schedule of Units; or
- One (1) eight (8) unit University-Wide Major, selected from the University-wide Schedule of Majors
To be eligible for the exit award of Associate Degree of Indigenous Knowledge, a candidate shall successfully complete sixteen (16) units comprising:
- All sixteen (16) units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units; or
- Any twelve (12) units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units; and
- Any four (4) units in a Major, selected from Part B of the Schedule of Units; or
- Any four (4) units in a University-Wide Major, selected from the University-wide Schedule of Majors
- A candidate who, while enrolled for the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge, has completed the requirements for the Associate Degree of Indigenous Knowledge may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Indigenous Knowledge following withdrawal from the Bachelor degree.
To be eligible for the exit award of Diploma of Indigenous Knowledge, a candidate shall successfully complete eight (8) units comprising:
- Any eight (8) units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units; or
- Any six (6) units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units; and
- Any two (2) units in a Major, selected from Part B of the Schedule of Units; or
- Any two (2) units in a University-Wide Major selected from the University-wide Schedule of Majors
- A candidate who, while enrolled in the Bachelor or Indigenous Knowledge, has completed the requirements for the Diploma of Indigenous Knowledge may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Indigenous Knowledge following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor degree.
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
Not currently offered.
If selecting the unit Aboriginal Social Enterprise II as part of your major, it should be undertaken after completion of Aboriginal Social Enterprise I.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|HUM71005||Aboriginal Cultural Strengths||Introductory|
|HUM72015||Racism and Eugenics||Intermediate|
|SOC72001||Aboriginal Social Realities||Intermediate|
|SOC73001||Caring for Country||Advanced|
|HUM71003||Introduction to Indigenous Research||Introductory|
|HUM73001||Aboriginal Community Organisations: Ethics and Sustainability||Advanced|
|HUM72012||Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement)||Intermediate|
|HUM73005||Working with Aboriginal Communities II (Professional Placement)||Advanced|
|IST73001||Independent Study: Indigenous Research Project||Advanced|
|The Majors 'Aboriginal Community Education' and 'Indigenous Arts and Media' are not currently offered.|