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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledges Honours

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  1BH010
External Studies
  1BH010
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

VINKH1

Award
Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledges Honours
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

This course develops your understanding of and respect for Indigenous knowledges and the engagement of Indigenous people in the culture of academic research.

You will study 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.

Studies focus on 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.

You are encouraged to be self-reflective and interrogate your attitude and practices in the light of the social and cultural diversity during your research.

This program prepares you for 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.

Admission requirements

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 sikpp@cdu.edu.au to discuss a potential project and supervision prior to submitting an application.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and communities, government departments and agencies, or private enterprises that are involved in Indigenous affairs.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

Successful completion of this course requires the submission of a thesis (50%) and the completion of associated coursework in research theory and practices in preparation for engagement in primary research activities.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
40cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. 

ACH400 Research Investigation: Theory and Literature #20 (20cp)
ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 (20cp)
 

Specialist Elective
(1 or 2 units)
40cp
Units totalling 40 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

IND792 Honours Research #20 x 2 (repeatable, 20cp) (recoded from HON482 2016)
OR
IND793 Honours Research #40 (40cp) (recoded from HON484 2016)
 

 
80cp
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

Unit Code Changes 

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) Unit Title
HON482 IND792 Honours Research #20 (repeatable, 20cp)
HON484 IND793 Honours Research #40 (40cp)

Discontinued Units from 2016: 
 

Unit Code Unit Title
HON481 Honours Research #10

 

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ACH400 Research Investigation: Theory and Literature #20 CO IND793 Honours Research #40 SE
ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 CO    

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part-time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ACH400 Research Investigation: Theory and Literature #20 CO ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 CO
Year 2
IND792 Honours Research #20 SE IND792 Honours Research #20 SE

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ACH400 Research Investigation: Theory and Literature #20 CO
    ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 CO
Year 2
IND793 Honours Research #40 SE    

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a part-time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ACH400 Research Investigation: Theory and Literature #20 CO
Year 2
ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 CO IND792 Honours Research #20 SE
Year 3
IND792 Honours Research #20 SE    

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