Batchelor: available to Indigenous students by mixed mode delivery
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.
The Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges provides an opportunity for students to engage with concepts and professional practices based on an understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems. The units are designed to privilege and advance the exploration and practical application of knowledges from the rich cultural traditions and contemporary social experiences of Indigenous peoples in Australia.
The course promotes the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (and those who work with them) to act as advocates for and empower people and communities in their aspirations for cultural maintenance and for equitable participation in contemporary Australian social, cultural and economic life.
With a focus upon ensuring graduates demonstrate an ability to apply what they learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner, students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that are useful for work in with:
The course is offered through a range of flexible, multi-modal delivery options that include workshops, face-to-face classes and external study through Learnline.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and communities;
- government departments and agencies; or
- private enterprises that are involved in Indigenous affairs.
Admission requirements are met by one of the following:
- Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
- Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
- Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
- Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
- Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
- Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
- Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
* After any applicable bonus points have been applied.
For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.