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Master of Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    108990D
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

1 March 2024

Applications now closed!

Semester 1, 2025

Applications now open!

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

The Master of Indigenous Australian Studies is a distinctive postgraduate masters programme. The course is informed through environmental issues and Native Title; Indigenous research methodology; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature and creative practice; social commentaries; unique historical and contemporary perspectives of local and global Indigenous experience; sense of place; Aboriginal organisational practice; and visits to Country to name a few. The Master of Indigenous Australian Studies will offer students and employees graduates who are ready for an HDR degree in research, or who are poised to work with high order skills and thinking regarding Indigenous knowledge systems and cultural practices. Students are offered a culturally safe learning experience. Indigenous students will flourish in this learning and research environment and non-Indigenous students will gain cultural learning and a view of Indigenous knowledge. Staff are Indigenous with much knowledge to share.

What you'll learn

  • apply principles and concepts of Indigenous Terms of Reference, values and beliefs in a variety of contexts relevant to working carefully and respectfully with Indigenous material and Indigenous community, inclusive of Intellectual property rights (IPR) and appropriate protocol principles.
  • within Indigenous culturally safe dialogue, apply innovation in problem solving; and creative and culturally appropriate critical thinking which reflect respectful dialogues and provides trans-formative solutions and innovative ways of working and being in an Indigenous space.
  • enable and build capacity of Indigenous communities and Indigenous persons through building and enhancing digital competency.
  • gain knowledge and consider global Indigenous perspectives and how these are allied to the Australian Indigenous experience.
  • always Being Respectful and responsive to Indigenous values and beliefs (ITR), and being guided by elements of Reciprocity and Responsibility to Indigenous people within research and work relations; as well as understanding the significance and sensitivity of Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous Intellectual Property.
  • skill sharing and capacity building to work effectively in Indigenous settings by demonstrating cultural competency and responsibility.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Specifically, students require a Bachelor (Honours) degree, a Graduate Certificate, or a Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8 Qualification). Students may enter with a Bachelor Degree and relevant work experience as determined by the Course Coordinator on a case-by-case basis.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$16,300*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

$19,954*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. View our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-INDCS
  • CRICOS code: 108990D
  • Last updated on: 22 July 2024

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