Indigenous studies courses | Open Universities Australia

Indigenous studies courses

Explore some of the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

Why study Indigenous studies online?

Investigate the issues that influence the lives of Indigenous people across the globe, with a focus on the experience of Indigenous Australians.

Inform your understanding through exploring topics including spirituality, colonialism, representation, and identity. A background in Indigenous studies is especially useful to inform work in the public sector, museums, schools and universities and the legal system.

Studying online means that you can explore this broad discipline, while bringing new understanding to your everyday. With knowledge gained from Indigenous studies, you’ll bring new insight to your work and your world.


Indigenous studies highlights

  • Understand issues relating to colonisation and globalisation.
  • Develop cognitive skill through engagement with contemporary issues.
  • Explore historical, social and cultural contexts.

Indigenous studies specialisations

  • Human rights and social justice.
  • Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Cultural engagement and understanding.

Why study online through Open Universities Australia?

Find the right course for you

Explore and choose from thousands of degrees, subjects and short courses from leading Australian unis.

Start studying, regardless of academic history

We offer entry without requirements through single undergraduate subjects from full degrees.

Gain credit towards your degree

Apply for credit for past study, or your work experience, and finish your studies faster.

Graduate with a degree from a leading uni

Enrol through us and graduate with exactly the same qualifications as on-campus students.

Feel supported from start to finish

Our student advisors can guide you in the right direction and help with your enrolment.

Indigenous studies stories

Explore Aboriginal Australia

Begin to understand a rich ceremonial culture.

Miriam’s story

What an Indigenous Studies degree meant.

Australia's strides in Social Justice

Play your part in a changing society.

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We’ll help you find the right course for you. Our student advisors are ready to answer your questions.

Work out your finances

During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.

Get credit for your success

We won’t let your hard work go unrecognised. Choose to take a single subject, or combine your work as part of a degree.

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Our student advisors can assist you with enrolment, help you plan your studies, and answer questions about how studying through Open Universities Australia can get you from where you are today, to where you want to be tomorrow.

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