Course summary

Southern Cross University is widely acknowledged for its commitment to Indigenous culture, education, participation, respect and reconciliation.

The Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies is a program of study by coursework and research that comprises 24 units which include a research thesis. The course is designed to provide high-level research skills for Indigenous people and for those interested in careers in the Indigenous sector.

The qualification is aimed at providing important and specific opportunities at both national and international levels for Indigenous peoples, those working within Indigenous communities, the private and public sector, for the progression of in-depth studies on issues relevant to Indigenous communal futures.

In leading your own research project – with support and guidance from our experts – you'll work towards providing tangible benefits to Indigenous peoples.

In the process, you'll gather relevant, resonant skills that contribute to Indigenous Knowledges and may lead you into working with, and for, Indigenous communities.

Southern Cross University is widely acknowledged for its commitment to Indigenous culture, education, participation, respect and reconciliation.

The Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies is a program of study by coursework and research that comprises 24 units which include a research thesis. The course is designed to provide high-level research skills for Indigenous people and for those interested in careers in the Indigenous sector.

The qualification is aimed at providing important and specific opportunities at both national and international levels for Indigenous peoples, those working within Indigenous communities, the private and public sector, for the progression of in-depth studies on issues relevant to Indigenous communal futures.

In leading your own research project – with support and guidance from our experts – you'll work towards providing tangible benefits to Indigenous peoples.

In the process, you'll gather relevant, resonant skills that contribute to Indigenous Knowledges and may lead you into working with, and for, Indigenous communities.

The focus of the candidate’s research will be negotiated and agreed to by the candidate, their supervisor, and the Dean of Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples. The candidates will be encouraged to restrict their investigations to issues that are relevant and provide benefit to Indigenous peoples.

Note: Students are required to take units in all terms.

Course Learning Outcome

apply critical analysis to Indigenous social and cultural realities.

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

apply Indigenous knowledge systems to investigate and evaluate principles of social justice and equity.

create and transmit concepts and theories that contribute to the emergence of knowledge in a major area of study.

demonstrate well-developed reflective practice and autonomy in ongoing professional development.

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

demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to interact appropriately with diverse Indigenous communities.


Course overview

Course code

1447189

Course abbreviation

DIndigPh

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Term 2 N/A N/A
Online Term 2 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore Term 2 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 088054C
Online Term 2 N/A N/A

Course requirements

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

To be eligible to receive the Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) of study and research comprising:

  • 3 double-weighted units (72 credit points), and 
  • 2 single-weighted units (24 credit points), and 
  • 1 thesis unit (192 credit points)

Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

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Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit
Note 2: 16-unit equivalent
Note 3: Compulsory 3 hours tutorial weekly
Note 4: Compulsory 1 day Residential weekly