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Indigenous Knowledge, Graduate Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Coffs Harbour, Australia
The Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Knowledge develops greater understanding of Indigenous knowledge and societies through learning on-Country, in a culturally diverse and supportive environment. Indigenous Knowledge programme is offered at Southern Cross University.


Indigenous Knowledge offered at Southern Cross University postgraduate course offers a range of theoretical approaches that capitalise on the real application of skills and concepts in situ, facilitated primarily by Indigenous academics, rangers, scientists and land owners.Learning experiences link to local community aspirations and values, introduce Indigenous ontologies, respect Indigenous languages and perspectives, and involve local people. Fieldwork engages students with learning processes that bridge Indigenous and Western knowledge systems.

Please note: students with substantial industry experience, international or domestic students with relevant qualifications or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students may be eligible for advanced standing in this course.


Graduates of this award will have skills appropriate for a range of careers in all levels of government and non-government organisations and in the private sectors in areas such as tourism, education, health, and the environment.  There are growing opportunities in areas of community legal and native title legal practice, as well as in areas of Indigenous social enterprise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Caring for Country
  • Living Knowledge: The Rights of Country
  • Cultures of Repair: People with Environment
  • The Aboriginal Estate: Social Rights and Enterprise
  • Living Country: Research with Context
  • Indigenous Research Methodologies
  • Learners and Community Together
  • Cultures of Repair: Re-directive Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A 3 year Australian Bachelor Degree, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    2800 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 AUD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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