Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Cultural Competency
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This online cultural competency training is unique – you won’t find yourself just being fed masses of information. You’ll be immersed in interactive online learning, encouraged to critically reflect, shed preconceived ideas and delve into in-depth analysis of complex issues.
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You’ll be taught by a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics with diverse teaching and research experience – they’re experts in their field.
We know that when you undertake further study, it needs to fit in with your work, family and lifestyle – that’s why you can study the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Cultural Competency completely online. Lectures, discussions, resources – they’re all available online, so you can study for your certification wherever and whenever you want.
The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Cultural Competency is an ideal qualification for professionals wanting to build on their previous studies or work experience to enhance interactions with Indigenous people and communities. Whether you’re in education, social work, law and justice, nursing, allied health or media – the knowledge and understanding you’ll gain with this certificate means you’ll be more constructive in your role. If you’re looking to upskill for your current role, hoping to advance in your career or move into a position that directly engages with the Indigenous community – this course will give you the insight and abilities to make real connections.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent professional experience.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants. If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.
Are you are a professional who works with Indigenous communities? Do you contribute to issues impacting Indigenous Australians? Or do you want a greater understanding of your role working with Indigenous Australians so you can create positive change? If so, the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Cultural Competency from Charles Sturt University is for you.
Recommended Study Pattern
The course consists of two core subjects and two restricted electives:
Core Subjects (16 points)
- IKC404 Critical Studies: Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Control
- IKC403 Critical Studies: Indigenous Australian Histories, Cultures, and Contemporary Realities*
- IKC502 Critical Studies: Indigenous Australian Histories, Cultures, and Contemporary Realities*
**Paired subjects so only one can be chosen.
Restricted Electives (16 points)
Choose any two from the following:
- ASH505 Research Methods
- EEB435 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers OR EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers (paired subjects so only one can be chosen)
- IKC405 Indigenous Australians and Criminal Justice
- IKC406 Indigenous Social Work Policy and Practice
- IKC407 First Nations and Media: Seeing Knowledge, Seeing Power
IKC403 Critical Studies: Indigenous Australian Histories, Cultures, and Contemporary Realities
IKC502 Critical Studies: Indigenous Australian Histories, Cultures, and Contemporary Realities
As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.