Bachelor of Indigenous KnowledgeBachelors Degree
Southern Cross University is renowned for its commitment to Indigenous education. The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge is an important part of that dedication towards better environmental, social and economic outcomes.
The course 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. You will build theoretical and practical capability in areas including cultural protocols and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. You'll learn to engage with communities and work towards better environmental, social and economic outcomes. The majors in Aboriginal health care and community and land management enable you to focus on an area of interest.
Graduates can consider diverse career opportunities including government, commercial or social enterprise, land management, Indigenous tourism, and Aboriginal, family or environmental health.
Eligible graduates can also apply for further study through Honours and other postgraduate programs.
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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
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
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.
*Please note the Aboriginal health care major is not available to commencing students or continuing students who have not yet selected a major.
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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 to receive the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:
- 8 core units (96 credit points),
- 1 major (96 credit points), and
- 8 equivalent elective units (96 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Indigenous Knowledge after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) comprising 8 core units and 8 elective/major units. Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Indigenous Knowledge after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising 5 core units and 3 elective units.
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||Notes|
|INDG1004||Aboriginal Cultural Strengths|
|INDG3001||Caring for Country|
|INDG1007||Introduction to Indigenous Research|
|INDG2005||Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement)|
|INDG3003||Working with Aboriginal Communities II (Professional Placement)|
|INDG3002||Independent Study: Indigenous Research Project|
|INDG2008||Racism and Eugenics|
|INDG2011||Aboriginal Social Realities|
|INDG1003||The Mental Health of Australian Indigenous Peoples|
|INDG1008||Aboriginal Community Wellbeing|
|INDG2001||Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples|
|INDG2004||Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing|
|INDG1010||Trauma and Resilience I|
|INDG2002||Trauma and Resilience II|
|HUM73006||Learning On Country||Note 1|