Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Southern Cross University

Program Description

Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Southern Cross University

Interested in understanding how learning and knowledge are shared in the world’s oldest living cultures?

The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge generates greater understanding of Indigenous worldviews, by exploring histories, knowledge systems, determinants of health and wellbeing and ways of living, in a culturally diverse and supportive environment.

The degree aims to grow to understand between all peoples, through matters relevant to a shared and valued future. Students build theoretical and practical capability in diverse areas including cultural protocols and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. You will learn to engage with communities and work towards better environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Graduates will have a range of career opportunities including in government, commercial or social enterprise, in land management, Indigenous tourism, in Aboriginal, family or environmental health.

Career Opportunities

Positions in project management or administration with Indigenous, government or community-based organizations, especially those with a focus on Indigenous issues. Typical career sectors include health services, paralegal work, social welfare, environmental management, education or business.

Major Areas of Study

Majors include:

  • Community and Land Management
  • Aboriginal Health Care.

In their final year of study, students can select from a diverse range of majors from other disciplines including education, law and justice, environmental science and engineering, business and tourism, arts and social sciences and health and human sciences.

Eligible graduates of the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge can apply to undertake the one-year Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours, as a pathway to the Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies.

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course vary from unit to unit and connect with the types of learning outcomes for each unit. Assessment tasks may include essays, reports, presentations, group work, journals, online activities, and exams.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of a podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 14, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is
Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 4, 2019
3 - 6 years
Part time
Full time
25,200 AUD
$25,200 annual tuition fee, international students. Enquire about scholarship opportunities of up to $5000
Jan. 20, 2019
Australia - Lismore, New South Wales
Start date : Mar. 4, 2019
Application deadline Jan. 20, 2019
End date Mar. 4, 2022
Mar. 4, 2019
Australia - Lismore, New South Wales
Application deadline Jan. 20, 2019
End date Mar. 4, 2022