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Undergraduate

Diploma of Indigenous Research

2018

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Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  116241
External Studies
  116241
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YINRE1

Award
Diploma of Indigenous Research
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

Want to base your research on Australian Indigenous knowledges? Ready to make a positive change for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through collaborative research?

The Diploma is an opportunity for you to build on the profound depth of research knowledge that already exists with the traditions of Indigenous people within Australia.

Indigenous people have extensive experience in research, both as participants and leaders of research initiated within and by universities and other agencies, but also as leaders of research work based within the knowledge foundations of their own cultural and philosophical traditions.

This course focuses on promoting knowledge and cultural tradition research in Indigenous groups and its positive contributions to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous society.

It also aims to open up the intellectual and epistemological spaces between the western academy and Indigenous knowledge academies to explore generative research methodologies that can emerge from genuine and equal collaboration.

This course targets Indigenous students, however, non-Indigenous students with suitable experience may apply.

Admission requirements

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 adjustment factors have been applied.

Consideration will also be given to applicants that do not meet the University's minimum entry requirements who have relevant professional experience and knowledge in Indigenous work.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants will need to have the ability to draw on important cultural knowledge and experiences, and observe relevant cultural protocols in the use of that knowledge to successfully complete this course. Applicants must contact the School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy on (08) 8946 6482 or email sikpp@cdu.edu.au to arrange a short interview to discuss suitability 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.

Career opportunities

You will graduate with the knowledge and skills that are useful for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and communities, government departments and agencies or private agencies and organisations that are involved in Indigenous research.

  • Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

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

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

    Campus notes

    Casuarina: this course is available internally through a combination of internal and online units of study (eg. not all units of the course are available on-campus).

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

The course requires the successful completion of 80 credit points of study. Common and Core units provide an opportunity for the formalisation and recognition of Indigenous knowledge traditions and an orientation and cultural foundation to the ways in which knowledge is recorded and transmitted within the academy. Twenty (20) credit points of Specialist Electives allows students an element of diversity in their studies, an ability to explore an area of specific interest, or to continue with research work of value to their own knowledge community.

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
Common Unit
(1 unit)
10cp Common units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(5 units)
50cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below.

IND170 Indigenous Research: Guiding Principles
IND171 Indigenous Research: Principles to Practice
IND172 Introductory Indigenous Research Project (repeatable)
IND173 Contested Knowledges
IND200 Cultural Capabilities
 

Specialist Electives
(2 units)
20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

ATI110 Indigenous Policymaking
IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
IND172 Introductory Indigenous Research Project (repeatable)
INR200 Research with Indigenous People
IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity
ATI230 Resourcing Community Action
CIK210 Representing and Recording Country
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

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 part-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
IND170 Indigenous Research: Guiding Principles CO IND171 Indigenous Research: Principles to Practice CO
IND173 Contested Knowledges CO CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
Year 2
IND200 Cultural Capabilities CO IND172 Introductory Indigenous Research Project CO
Speciailst Elective SE Specialist Elecitive SE

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a part-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IND171 Indigenous Research: Principles to Practice CO
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
Year 2
IND170 Indigenous Research: Guiding Principles CO IND172 Introductory Indigenous Research Project CO
IND173 Contested Knowledges CO Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
IND200 Cultural Capabilities CO    
Specialist Elective SE    

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