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Introduction to Indigenous studies

Learn about the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.  

When you choose an Indigenous studies course, you will investigate rich topics such as representation, identity, colonialism and connection to Country. The insights you gain will give you a profound respect for Indigenous Australian experiences, and help you to build stronger connections with diverse members of your community. This can inform your work in any number of industries, including education, allied health, media and social welfare.

Use this page to compare undergraduate, postgraduate and short study options with different universities. We’re here to help you find the most relevant Indigenous knowledge course for you. 

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Curtin University


Culture to Cultures

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 27 May 2024, 26 Aug 2024, 25 Nov 2024

Next enrolment closes 19 May

University of South Australia


Health and Society

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

Macquarie University


Introducing Indigenous Australia

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024, 09 Dec 2024

University of Tasmania

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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Macquarie University


Bachelor of Arts

An arts degree that no one else has

Make your degree unique and study what interests you. Analyse critically, think creatively and problem-solve at work or in everyday life. Complete foundational studies then tailor your degree with a major. Create a portfolio and build your connections.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Ancient History
  • Applied Ethics
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations
  • Modern History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology
University of Southern Queensland

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Charles Sturt University

Be part of the change for Indigenous Australians

Enhance your cultural competency. Gain skills to build local solutions to the challenges that impact Indigenous peoples. Reflect, shed preconceived ideas and make a real difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians.

100% online

Southern Cross University


Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Explore Indigenous world views

Interact with Indigenous Knowledge as you learn about country, culture, and ancestry. You’ll explore environmental, legal, and health issues and strive for better outcomes. Conduct a research project. Learn how to engage with Aboriginal communities.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

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