Course summary

This year-long program can transform your interest in research into a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous knowledge and culture.

With the guidance of an expert supervisor, you’ll select a topic, develop your thesis and engage in research that speaks to your passion as well as to a broader and deeper cultural importance.

While advancing your analytic, writing and research skills, you will also open the way to more diverse career options, or even further study towards a doctorate.

Best of all, completion of this degree will see your research contribute new knowledge and perspective of Indigenous life and culture.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

apply critical analysis to Indigenous social and cultural situations and problems.


develop innovative and creative responses to contemporary Indigenous and historical social and cultural issues.

Ethical practice

investigate and evaluate issues with references to principles of social justice and equity in relation to Indigenous peoples.

Knowledge of a discipline

demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to interact in a culturally competent way with Indigenous communities.

Lifelong learning

access, interpret and evaluate sources of information relevant to Indigenous studies.

Communication and social skills

demonstrate a command of one other major area of study.

Cultural competence

demonstrate effective cross-cultural communication skills in relation to an understanding of Indigenous Australian cultures, histories and current realities.

Course overview

Course code


Course abbreviation

BIndigK (Hons)

Credit points


Equivalent units


Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Lismore 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.

Students must complete the units listed below.


Note 1: Double-weighted unit