Bachelor of Indigenous KnowledgeBachelors Degree
The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge generates greater understanding of Indigenous world views, by exploring histories, knowledge systems, determinants of health and wellbeing and ways of living, in a culturally diverse and supportive environment.
Students build theoretical and practical capability in areas including cultural protocols and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. They learn to engage with communities and work towards better environmental, social and economic outcomes.
Students tailor their studies with the choice of a major in either community and land management or in Aboriginal health care and through a selection of elective units.
|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.
Eligible graduates of the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge can apply to undertake the one-year Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours, as a pathway to the Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies or to other postgraduate programs in the University.
|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 the equivalent of twenty-four (24) units comprising:
- All eight (8) 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; and
- Eight (8) elective units, selected from Part C of the Schedule of Units;
- A candidate, who while enrolled in the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge, has successfully completed the equivalent of sixteen (16) units, may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Indigenous Knowledge following withdrawal from the Bachelor degree.
- A candidate, who while enrolled in the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge, has successfully completed the equivalent of eight (8) units, may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Indigenous Knowledge following withdrawal from 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.
Double weighted unit
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|HUM71005||Aboriginal Cultural Strengths||Introductory|
|SOC73001||Caring for Country||Advanced|
|HUM71003||Introduction to Indigenous Research||Introductory|
|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|
|HUM72015||Racism and Eugenics||Intermediate|
|SOC72001||Aboriginal Social Realities||Intermediate|
|CUL00409||The Mental Health of Australian Indigenous Peoples||Introductory|
|SOC71001||Aboriginal Community Wellbeing||Introductory|
|CUL00408||Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples||Intermediate|
|IHE72006||Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing||Intermediate|
|CSL71001||Trauma and Resilience I||Introductory|
|CSL72002||Trauma and Resilience II||Intermediate|
|HUM73006||Learning On Country||Advanced||Note 1|