Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours)

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Program Code


AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face


Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

Term Type


Relevant University rules and policies



Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies degree or the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice or the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science with a major sequence in Aboriginal Studies may undertake a further year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study to obtain an Honours degree.  International students from health, education and social science backgrounds with relevant degrees are also encouraged to apply.

The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest. The program is specifically Aboriginal in orientation and prepares students for roles such as service provision in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Application is made direct to the University via the Direct Application form.

Domestic Students please visit

International Students please visit

Completion of a Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies or equivalent program with normally at least a credit grade average and any additional work which may be prescribed by the Faculty Board.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at

Credit Transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.

Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

This program requires the successful completion of 80 units of Approved Courses.

Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ABOR4010Aboriginal Studies Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4020Aboriginal Studies Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4030Aboriginal Studies Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4040Aboriginal Studies Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
20 units

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas in the discipline Aboriginal Studies
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within the discipline of Aboriginal Studies, including information literacy, and the use of technology
  • Capacity to apply advanced critical thinking and judgement to complex problems in a variety of contexts within the discipline of Aboriginal Studies to develop new understanding and to demonstrate intellectual independence
  • Capacity to apply theory and method at an advanced level to design, conduct and complete an independent research thesis under supervision

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Honours students enrol in Honours units and will normally undertake some coursework studies and a research component. Details of specific studies undertaken within the Honours program can be obtained from Wollotuka Institute.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit for more information.

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