AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.
This course provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of and respect for Indigenous knowledges and the engagement of Indigenous people in the culture of academic research. Students enrolled in this course are familiarised with and develop an understanding of key issues surrounding, and protocols related to, research by and with Indigenous people. Research projects are drawn from both the requests of Indigenous community leaders, the involvement of academics in current research projects and community led projects and their subsequent related and independent interests. Special focus is placed upon Indigenous peoples' engagement in the economic use and management of land and water resources, exploration of the policy environment within which Indigenous people operate, issues of language and cultural maintenance and development.
Students are encouraged to be self-reflective and interrogate their own attitudes and practices in the light of the social and cultural diversity of the contexts of their research. This program prepares graduates from any relevant degree program to engage in respectful and collaborative research activities in a wide range of disciplines that occur within the Australian cultural, historical, environmental and social contexts, with a particular focus upon Indigenous issues.
|Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent in an Indigenous Cultures, Indigenous Knowledges, Social Sciences or Natural Resource Management discipline or field with at least a credit average. |
Additional Admission Requirements
Applicants must contact the School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy on (08) 8946 6482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a potential project and supervision prior to submitting an application.
For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.